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Aggressive Males
Posted by: Cheryl (IP Logged)
Date: September 25, 2012 01:01AM

I have 20 quineas, 14 males and 6 hens. At about 5 months old. One female started cowering in the corner afraid, then 2 more and now 2 more have joined. The other one is does not seem to be afraid.
The 5 stay together most of the time. The males will chase them in an aggressive way, some thimes even pulling their feathers. They have stopped laying also. I am not sure if it is the time of year or being afraid of the males. Also all of the group have been losing their feathers for weeks.
When the males relax after they all are let out of their house then the females will mingle with the group. Even then a male might threaten them.
When out free ranging the hens stay together, one sort of stays by herself, the smallest.
Before this most of them had mates.
Before this started I lost a large female. I am not sure what happened to her. She was found in their house laying with her feet out. No sign of trauma. Maybe egg bound. I am not sure if this had anything to do with the males being aggressive.
Any ideas?
Cheryl in PA.

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  Aggressive Males 1209 Cheryl 09/25/2012 01:01AM
  Re: Aggressive Males ?? Maybe Not 529 PhyllisCT 09/25/2012 12:24PM
  Re: Aggressive Males ?? Maybe Not 433 Cheryl 09/26/2012 12:39AM

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