- Aug 26, 2011
I recently got 6 quail. 1 male and 5 female. All between 2 and 3 months old. It seems like my male is extremely aggressive towards some of the females. He had attacked one to the point where it appeared the skin on her head was peeled back. she is alive and is healing up, but her one eye is still so caked over with dried blood she can only see out of one eye. I am wondering how long I should wait to try cleaning her eye off, her head is still pretty raw and I dont want to hurt her. She is in her own cage for the time being. Then the male attacked another in the same way, I just ended up getting to her sooner and she isnt as bad, but she is in her onw cage now as well healing up. So is he, he has his own cage now, and the 3 females left in the original house are doing fine together. I am not sure what to do here, I am def waiting for these 2 girls to heal completely before putting them back in with the others, but I dont know what to do with the male. I dont NEED fertile eggs right now, so I really dont have use for an aggressive male in my quail house. I feel bad for the injured 2, and am wondering if there is anything I can do for them. I make sure they have food and water, but not sure what else to do, I am worried about touching the head of the one that the eye is covered and hurting her, but on the other hand I dont want to wait and it cause her to not ever be able to see out of her left eye. I am brand new to quail, so I am in dire need of help here. I dont want to have any birds die that I could have saved.