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How many males is too many?

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I have 10 quails, 5 male 5 female. The boys keep trying to kill one another, they have plenty food, water and grass to wonder on, but I just keep getting blood. How many males should I have with 5 females?

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I think 1 male per 5 females is the ratio for coturnix quail, are they coturnix or something else?

17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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Yeah they are. Oh darn... I have to find homes for my other babies. :(


Edited by Qualara - 11/26/15 at 5:21pm
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Yea, you could get by with having 2 males in that group but the smaller one would be a bit bullied. 1 male per 3-5 females is ideal.

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