Chicken veteran but quail noobie here!
I've built a 2x6 cage and I'm starting with 12 coturnix quail (hopefully this weekend ). Would it be okay if 2-3 of them were males or would they fight in there? Do females kept for laying need a male around at all?
I would like to eventually save and hatch some eggs to replenish the flock and to have for meat so I'd like to have fertile eggs. Do I need to separate them into quads or trios or can I get by just keeping a couple of males in my laying cage?