I have a female quail currently hatching eight eggs. The first chick i found dead away from the nest. Second egg should be hatching by my calculations, tonight.
Problem is, i have in the aviary both father and the son (from a previous hatching ) and i cannot tell which is which. I suspect the chick died at the hands of the son. I should have identified the son before its maturity. The father is a brilliant parent and care giver.
Is there anyway to identify father from son so i can seperate and only leave mother and father in the bottom of the aviary?