Pecking prob. Help.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by dave812, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. dave812

    dave812 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Quail chicks r 2 weeks old and one of them pecks at random another chick in the head none of the others r hurt (yet) bit idk y he\she is doing it. Any advice?
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Some quail are more aggressive (some are plain nutty), so keep an eye on it and separate it if it's becoming more of a problem. And don't breed from it as temperament is genetic.
     
  3. dave812

    dave812 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thx that helps and def with breeding lol
     
  4. chellejay

    chellejay Just Hatched

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    Just commenting here about my problem with the low-protein feed causing feather pecking in case that's what's troubling your pecker, too... Might be worth checking out the protein level in their feed.
     
  5. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 with Chellejay

    to elaborate, the chicks need about 28% protein chick starter. Higher protein sources usually comes from animal and insets (meats/fats), grain/seed simply doesnt cut it.
     

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