Ok, this is my first visit to the Quail section, so this subject has probably been discussed many times before. I apologize for asking again, but I need to know. Is it normal for the male quail to brutalize the female? I put my female in with the male and left her for several days (back in the Spring). I noticed her hiding in the corner. He had really been rough with her. Is this normal?? Of course, I took her out immediately and did not put them back together. How do you regular breeders suggest getting them together safely?? Also, when I put my two males together (in the summer), they fought, with the stronger one doing damage to the weaker one. There were no females present. Is this also normal? I know that now is the time for them to covey, but I'm afraid to put them back together for fear someone will get hurt or killed. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I need all the help I can get!! THANKS!!