i have been looking for some adult female quails to keep in a pen that is 8 feet by 5 feet .
i have seen that you should usually follow the rule of 1squarefoot by one bird, so technically speaking i can keep 40 quails in this pen.now in the beginning i only wanted about 10-15 female quails. i dont want a male because i dont want them to breed . i dont want them as food nor do i care for eggs. i just fell in love with how cute and small they are and want to keep them as pets. i cant seem to find them anywhere! i only found them sold by chicks or eggs(usually minimum of 50 chicks). so i have been wondering if quails are raised together since birth, and since you really cant tell their gender until they are mature, will they be able to roam peacefully together as adults (no matter how many females or males) and not try killing eachother? i will also be taming them since i dont want them to run or fly away while im cleaning the pen or letting them run around my yard(it is secure and i will keep an eye on them while they are out ) again i only want them as pets and since ill probably only be able to get them by chicks, can i keep all of them together without them going crazy? if i cant keep them , ill only keep a maximum of 20 females and i only wanted females from the start and will sell or give away the rest once adults.
oh yeah! and i am looking to buy either texas a&m or some coturnix.
i also want to know if i could keep females together without major issues?
also at what age should the chicks be taken out of the incubators?
(i am looking to buy chicks) and when can i finally let them go in there pen.?
also what is some good food to feed them once they are adults?
i want to make a homemade incubator, so what kind of lights do the chicks need?
do they still need humidity once they are chicks?
and if there wings are clipped(as adults) can they still fly upwards or do they just jump?
sorry for the abundance of questions i just really want to know every little detail!