Why does it look like my Bobwhite's are getting scalped?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lcw1995, May 1, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    My Bobwhites look like they are getting scalped. Why, what is causing this, so I can correct it.

    They dont have any feathers on their head and they are bloody on their head as well.

    THanks,
    Cole.
     
  2. allenlighthouse

    allenlighthouse Out Of The Brooder

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    How high is the top of their cage, flighty birds jump when startled, that could be you problem, good luck

    Allen
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be your roos are just showing dominance over other roo's it could be your roos just mating the hens mine are in fairly short pens they don,t jump up much here
     
  4. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate anyone with blood on it. If in a colony pen the others will "zero in" on it. Blu kote is your friend... Dr them up and send'em back in the game... Bill
     
  5. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Mine dont jump much either but ok. Ill try separating.
    Thanks,
    Cole.
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:It's that time of year. In the deer world, it' calld "the rut". [​IMG]
    In the deer world, the dominant buck sends the meek on over to the next farm to find him a girlfriend. In your quail pen, the meek don't have that luxuary.
     
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  7. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Ok, but they are just now old enough for me to tell the sex of them...

    Cole.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It's that time of year. In the deer world, it' calld "the rut". [​IMG]
    In the deer world, the dominant buck sends the meek on over to the next farm to find him a girlfriend. In your quail pen, the meek don't have that luxuary.

    [​IMG] EXACTLY!

    ADD IN THE AGE.. IF THEY'RE OLD ENOUGH TO START MAKING THE COLOR CHANGE THE LADS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO FEEL THAT ITCH... BUT THE LASSES ARENT... WHEN THEY RUN OR OTHERWISE FIDGET TO GET AWAY FROM A ROO'S AFFECTION DAMAGE OCCURS
     
  9. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    You didn't say how high the roof is where they are housed. I have seen this problem with button quail . When they startle, they fly straight up and bash their heads. Could be that is the issue.
     
  10. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My A&Ms are in a real tall cage and all the hens heads look like they went a few rounds with Tyson. I pulled up a chair just to watch and see whats going on..... Those cock birds are just straight up violent. I watched him draw blood just trying to do his thing. That is my noob .02
     

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