I had a pair of golden quail that i had to separate as the male wouldn't leave her alone. I put the hen in with a mother chook and her chicks in a run ( bad mistake) and she got attacked and hurt around the neck. I removed her and she has been on her own for a couple of weeks and is healing really well. Yesterday I purchased 3 more hens to put with her to give her company and she was really nasty with them She is nasty to me now obviously from her terrible ordeal with the chook as prior to that she was a loveable hand reared wee quail, Very sad. I have taken her out this morning as she was not leaving the 3 new quail alone and have put her back on her own. I then decided to put the golden male in with the 3 girls, and I hope things will be ok. Do new quail normally socialise together when mixed? Is it ok to have put the male with the 3 new girls? Can anyone give me any suggestions what I can do with my golden hen that has turned so viscous?? It really upsets me to think it was my doing in the first place by stupidly putting her in with a mother hen and chickens!!! Thank you all again for your wonderful help on this forum and wealth of information. I really appreciate it!!