When did aggression start?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bluemonster107, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Bluemonster107

    Bluemonster107 Songster

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    when did you first notice aggression or males attacking (or even females) each other? Just trying to get an idea when I should be preparing to move the males out... yes... dragging my feet because I love them all!!! And my boys have such fun personalities.. one just loves to crow at me when I sit in with them and talk to them... have no idea if he is mad at me and just wants me just to go away or is just talking to me
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    How many cockerel to hens do you have
     
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  3. Bluemonster107

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    Not sure yet... the jumbo browns are easy because of color.. I have 4 males and 1 female of those and 3 recessive white that I have no clue of... they are almost 5 weeks old.. so will have to vent check soon
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    yes must get the males you know out 4 to one they will kill her fighting for her
     
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  5. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    I have a 50/50 split of roos to pullets right now, they're 9 weeks. The boys will spar with each other but could care less about the pullets because they're not anywhere near laying. Keep an eye on them and see how serious they are, you'll know when it's time. Best before any pullets begin laying though. By 14 weeks or so, give or take depending on behavior. If you think the fights are becoming serious then separate them earlier.
     
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    This is the quail section. For quail, 8 weeks is laying age and they should be split up before that - they might not start laying if the hens are outnumbered by the roos though, as the stress sometimes prevents them. Fighting can get bad at around 6 weeks already.
     
  7. CoturnixComplex

    CoturnixComplex Crowing

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    Yup, fighting and crowing starts at 5-6 weeks, becomes nearly unbearable by 10-12.
     
  8. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    Oopsie :lol:
    Just smack me :rolleyes:Yes, quail can be mean little boogers to each other. I didn't have terrible fights but the crowing drove me nuts and the girls wouldn't lay until I thinned the boys out. Sorry about that.
     
  9. Bluemonster107

    Bluemonster107 Songster

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    @igorsMistress ... hey don’t even worry about it! I now know what to do with chicken aggression.. lol
    No, really .. I appreciate the info anyway
     
  10. Bluemonster107

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    Well today it is 111 deg currently... so no one wants to antagonize one another.. lol.. I will definitely keep an eye on them.. I just like to hang out with them anyway ... and try and decide which boys to move out... I’m hoping they can just be chill ... not concerned about egg laying... I just love all their little personality’s .... but keeping an eye will help be identify any possible ass birds... then easy to kick em out!
    I just wasn’t sure when to keep a closer eye.. when to expect. So being they are almost 5 weeks.. I guess that time is now
     

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