Quail people, is this true?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by dehave, May 21, 2008.

  1. dehave

    dehave In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2008
    I am having trouble with a coturnix and texas a&m quail. The guy at the feed store said that coturnix are very cannibalistic, but also that quail won't survive alone. They have to have other quail. I can't put a bloody pecked half to death baby quail back in with anybody else, so she has to be alone. And the "pecker" as it were can't be with anyone else, cause he/she is mean. I don't know how old they are, just getting pin feathers.

    What do I do?
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Songster

    Mar 4, 2007
    I have never had problems so far with my Jumbo Brown cortunix being cannabalistic. They are actually much nicer to each other and calm compared to bobwhites. But Texas A&Ms are known for getting pretty rough with each other if crowded. I would say nurse the picked baby back to health...and maybe try reintroducing it. I introduced 1 week olds to 2 week olds and had no problem. If that doesnt work Im not sure what else to do.
    Good Luck and let us know how it goes!
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I am with SamG. [​IMG]

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