PLEASE HELP!!! What am I doing wrong???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shortpeeps, Aug 18, 2013.

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    I have 3 breeds of quail .... Bob White, Blue Scale and Gambel's. The first batch of bobs that I hatched did very well. They reached adulthood and have been laying all summer. I collected their eggs, incubated them and had a decent hatch rate -- 50%. Before they were 2 weeks old, most had died - all but 5. Over the next 2 weeks, the last 5 had died. They seemed to be eating each other, starting with the legs. I then incubated Gambel eggs --- 66% hatch. They were 2 months old when they started dying for no apparent reason. Have been losing 2 quail about every other day. Now have more bobs that have hatched. They started eating each other, this time pecking the beaks off. What am I doing wrong and how do I get my quail to live to adulthood?
     

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