My quail are picking the feathers off their heads. what can i do?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by count duckula, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. count duckula

    count duckula In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2010
    Silver Spring
    We have 10 quail unsure of the sexes, but 5 are getting the feather picked off their head. They started breeding a few weeks ago. I'm getting about 4 eggs a day. So I'm think I have 5 female without feather on their heads. Is this from them breeding? Or can it be from to many males in the pen?
  2. zaylinda

    zaylinda Songster

    Nov 29, 2009
    Tacoma WA
    Sounds like it's time to thin out your males! Monarch's sticky at the top of the forum has info on vent sexing so you can tell which your boys and girls are.

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