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    Valley quail breeder Songster

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    I have several Red Goldens in a large pen but lately I noticed there pecking really bad on each other any solutions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Songster

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    Thanks I'll order and try some!
     
  3. ranit

    ranit Songster

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    I have read that pecking can be caused by many things - overcrowding, lack of protein in diet, or just plain boredom. Luckily I've never had much of a problem even with ringnecks other than when cooped for transportation. I often throw apples, grapes scratch in the coops when transporting just to distract them from each other.

    As Steve said peepers are easily available and used by many. I just hate the things, but would use them if needed. Another option is to trim the top beak back slightly shorter than the bottom. I did this one time with a RN cock bird that was a bully. By the time it grew back he seemed to have gotten over the problem. Toenail clippers for dogs worked great for this.
     

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