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Black Diamond Farms
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« on: February 13, 2011, 09:23:29 PM »

Has any one had this problem?  I've lost 3 quail chicks this weak with the top beak broke off. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 08:59:29 AM »

Maybe the other quail are pecking them
  Some of mine use to do that
  Hope that helps you
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 11:52:50 PM »

I've seen them peck..then bleed, but never broken from pecking.  I'd guess that they are slamming/flying into pen/cage if they are broken. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 11:12:30 AM »

thanks for oppions  my thought was they were slamming into the brooder wall and breaking them.  i just made a new brooder out of an old icecream freezer so i believe they are just running into the walls and breaking them  havent lost anymore sense they are older and wiser now
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