My Coturnix Quail are fighting?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailer21, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I do?All my females have red blood spots on their heads. I seperated the two males away from the five females. they are under a clay pot in the cage. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Red spots or blood and cuts? It seems as though the birds are being mated with.
     
  3. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood cuts
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    is it above the beak or on the back of the head?
     
  5. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the cuts are on the top of the head.
     
  6. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for replying so quickly! I really love my birds and i don't wan't them to get hurt.
     
  7. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they die from the head wounds? How should i take care of them? I was going to divide the cage in half with a plastic curtain. Is this ok?
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    How old are they?

    It sounds to me like mating behavior.
     
  9. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 5 weeks old.
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and you say there is 2 male and 5 females...shouldn't be an issue to much, might be mating..honestly i'd watch them for an hour or so and see if anyone is being a bully...

    keep your distance tho if they see you they will probably just hide.

    another thing, is there enough space, each bird should have 1 sq. foot of space(i like 2 sq. foot but not needed)
     

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