Male Quail Has Stopped Mating

Discussion in 'Quail' started by barbaraearley, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. barbaraearley

    barbaraearley Just Hatched

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    My home bred male who is coming up to two years old was terrorised by a hen who went broody. I separated her and she naturarally hatched two out of four eggs and has been a brilliant Mum. Indoors but without heat she broods then and they are a week old now the thriving although she is getting very protective. So all well there. But since she frightened the life out of Quinton I have not seen him mate a hen. The last eggs only produced four live Quail from twelve eggs so he is definatly not doing the business. Any advice how I can get him back on track other thank keep another male from the new chicks. Hopefully there will be one out of the six!
     
  2. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind you can line breed Mother-son or father-daughter but brother-sister can net health or mental issues.
     

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