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canderson
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« on: July 26, 2009, 06:25:13 PM »

I have young quail in my pen and I have been seeing a few what look like long tail feathers in the pen. The birds are all healthy looking  and have plenty of food and water. Is this part of matureing or do I have a future problem brewing?
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 12:46:10 AM »

Could be molting, could be problems.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 10:22:26 PM »

How do  I know the difference? I tend to think they are molting since everyone looks healthy as butterballs ,eating well and drinking. Not many feathers just look like long tail like feathers. Other than that all looks well.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 06:53:11 PM »

Problems = signs of picking.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 09:05:06 PM »

What size pen and how many birds ?????????  Sure it's not over crowded
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 04:39:09 PM »

My flight pen and brooder house totals 12x72, I have about 85 birds that are 5 weeks old.That's enough room ,right?
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 09:11:50 PM »

 y1 That is enough room.  ty2 Jim
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