mean coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdmaniac3000, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Songster

    May 15, 2010
    los angeles
    how can i stop my female coturnix from attacking my other female coturnix quail is she attacking her from stress from the male or just for the heck of it she has plucked all the fethers from her head now she looks like bald. i separated the aggresive one i still want her with the flock. can anyone help much appreciated.
  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Kent, UK.
    I have found if you remove the male from a flock female aggression will cease you may have to move them to a new pen over night and change things around a bit but then they just get on fine.
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    I personally don't keep the agressive hens. Every year during the spring all the birds seem to go through some heated aggression and then the young do around 6-8 weeks when they are adjusting to their hormones it seems. After that if the hens or roosters are still agressive I don't keep them in the breeding flock.

    If you plan on keeping her in the breeding and need a male and the females together try giving them more room, more "hiding" areas. Best of luck.

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