qual with bald heads, and scabs from fighting.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jyphotog, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to cull some quail, but was curious are the ones with scabs bad to eat? Should I take a chance? They are just on their heads, but no idea if they have diseases?!?!

    Thanks !
     
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're not bad as long as not infected. Chances are you have too many males per female ratio and that is actually "love" marks not fighting. The little hens are getting abused. I would pick your favorite male and cull the rest, leave the hens if you are trying to develop a breeding/raising program.

    Put topical antibiotic or blue coat (wound coat) spray on the wounds...
     
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son was fussing because the hens had a few scabs. So I explained it was from the males grabbing them when the mate..

    His reply...

    Oh, so the boys weren't just being mean to them [​IMG]
     
  4. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanna make sure they aren't bad to eat!
     
  5. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If the wound doesn't smell bad or obvious infection oozing from it...then eat away my friend!
     
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  6. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    I ate them.. they were good!
     

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