I have a group of 22 Bobwhites in an outdoor pen together -- 12 males, 10 females -- and about a month ago they've started fighting and chasing each other fairly often but I haven't seen any visible injuries until now. Two nights ago one of the males had a bloody face and looked like he'd been pecked pretty bad between the eyes, then the next day he had a big patch of feathers missing around the back of his neck and was looking kind of rough around the edges and today is missing even more feathers although the wound between his eyes seems to have dried up and healed pretty well. I think this male might be the dominant male of the group, although I'm not sure since I'm still new to a lot of Bobwhite behaviors. I watched them for a while over the last two nights and the bloodied male would consistently go out of his way to attack the other males; half the time when he did this they'd run off and he'd chase them and the other half of the time the other male would fight back and they'd start standing up tall and pecking each other in the face. This same male is always the first one to come out to greet me whenever I go out to check on them and is also the only bird out of the 22 that will eat from my hand or get anywhere near me when I go into the pen with them so I don't want to cull the only semi-tame Bobwhite I have. Anyway, would it help if I separated him from the rest of the quail? I was thinking of putting him in a rabbit hutch for a week or so on his own and then reintroducing him but I don't know if this would make things worse or not when he's put back in with the rest of the birds. On the other hand it seems like the others may kill him if I leave him in there much longer, but again I'm not really sure. Thanks in advance for any help!