what could have happened ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Loretta212, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 female coturnix quail today when i went out to feed and water them on has what seems to be a bloody eye but when i looked closer her eye seemed fine but she is bleeding from her face. its weird because you cant really see a wound. they live in a rabbit hutch . the only thing in their is the sand box ( a plastic bowl), water dish, food dish, and some hay. im trying to figure out how it happened. would they fight with one another?
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was likely pecked by her pen mate right where the beak turns to feathers... This is a very tender area and is a target. Could just have been say'n "Get out of here"... If its still bleeding , blow a little corn starch on it and it will quit fast, thou it will likely stop on its own too. The risk is the blood becoming the new target... If its a white bird it's a bigger deal, shows more...good luck, Bill
     
  3. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is going to sound like a silly question, but are you sure they are both girls?

    The only reason I ask is that when the roos mount (or attempt to mount) the girls, sometimes they pull out feathers and cause some bleeding.

    Another thought I had is that maybe she got scared and bonked herself and got injured that way.
     
  4. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what everyone has told me on here they are both girls LOL so i am thinking they are
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  5. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, both girls.

    Bill and I were typing at the same time, but I'd go with what he said. Probably a little tiff. [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 1 is more dominant than the other which is normal,they probably just had a spat
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Females can be as mean as males and I agree with everyone that it seems as though there was an argument over something [​IMG] corn starch will stop any bleeding just don't get it in the eye. I usually let the birds deal with issues rather than separating as reintroducing can be an issue and cause another injury. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  8. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Big Girls or small Hand!...cva34
     
  9. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Big Girls or small Hand!...cva34

    i'm going with small hand lol
     
  10. jensen

    jensen Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably caused by pecking from a pen mate or injury from being frightened and hitting something in the hutch. I'd keep a closer eye on them than usual for a while...
     

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