So, I have 8 quail. At first I thought I had 2 males, and 6 females. Now that mating has started, I find I have 3 males. The problem is, my secret male is getting pecked at in the eye. I have taken him out of the cage to heal, and put him in the others yesterday, but this morning I find his eye has been hurt again. My husband thinks its cause he wont leave the other birds alone and likes to mate... a lot. Ha! He thinks if he can't keep it with the flock, he wants to eat it. Which is the reason we have them. To raise more & eat. But, I think maybe there is something wrong going on, and I'd like to fix the problem.. since he does his job very well! Lol!