Too tiny!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailtails, May 30, 2016.

  1. quailtails

    quailtails New Egg

    May 24, 2016
    Hello! I am new here and was looking for some advice. I used to raise chickens but decided to try out some quail... I ordered a straight run of day old quail and now they are about two weeks old and are doing well. However, about two to three of my quail are very tiny and aren't as energetic or as big as the others and seem to be "bullied" by the other quail... I was thinking of maybe taking them away from the others but I'm not sure. What should I do??
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] They may be getting bullied away from the feed and water or they may just be weak birds. You may need to separate them out if you want to save them, but be careful not to breed from them in the future.
  3. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2012
    springfield ma
    I've had the same situation with my boy .just try and keep them warm and I would feed them and keep them separate until they can regain strength to be with the others a split cage would be ideal
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  4. Fr quail

    Fr quail Just Hatched

    May 29, 2016
    You could use some wire hardware cloth to make a divider in the brooder. You might try using larger feeders and warterers so there is more room for each bird to get to the feed and water.

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