Quail Picking each other?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by coonriver, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bobwhites are pecking at each others nostrils,what do i need to do to stop this?they are about 10 weeks old.i have been loosing about 2-4 a day from this.Mike
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say, Give'm more room or these... http://www.cutlersupply.com/cart/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=803 I use them and all problems end... Makes ladies and gents out of them. If you can find the problem birds give them one only. But most likely, you'll never know who's do'n the damage. Give'm all a nose ring... They don't like it the first few days but you don't loose anymore birds and it's easy. + a nose ring just make a cooler bob!!! Bill
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Yes, definitely give them more space. Bobwhites are an aggressive species of quail and it only gets worse! [​IMG] Even as babies they need about 1/2 to 1 square foot per bird. Divide them up into 2 or more brooders.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bits For Everybody [​IMG]
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh... And Welcome To Bobs [​IMG]
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know they're a bit young, but when they get to (at least) the 18-week era and are doing this, a charcoal grill grate makes outstandish tattoos on white meat.........just sayin' [​IMG]
     
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  7. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know they're a bit young, but when they get to (at least) the 18-week era and are doing this, a charcoal grill grate makes outstandish tattoos on white meat.........just sayin' [​IMG]

    Now Randall Im think'n your on to somthin there... The grill grate tattoos are better than the nose rings!!! fixes the peck'n problem too!! Bill
     
  8. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:I know they're a bit young, but when they get to (at least) the 18-week era and are doing this, a charcoal grill grate makes outstandish tattoos on white meat.........just sayin' [​IMG]

    Now Randall Im think'n your on to somthin there... The grill grate tattoos are better than the nose rings!!! fixes the peck'n problem too!! Bill

    Exactly. I know it's not for everyone, but when ya got a bunch of'em, that means "crowds". And with these little terrorists, they're like me......they just don't really do big thick crowds too well sometimes. But if I know for sure Ol' Butch over there is a trouble-maker on a routine basis, he's likely to be supper at any time. That's just the way I operate.
     

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