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Will Coturnix do fine in a group of two?

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All day today my Coturnix quail eggs have been hatching.  So far I have 29, and maybe a couple more eggs will hatch.  I noticed two of my chicks kept flopping on their back and couldn't stand or move their neck straight.  I looked this up, and it seems like it is wry neck.  From what I've read, it sounds like treatment for it takes about a month.  I was planning to sell all my chicks within the next couple weeks, but I don't think I can sell these two guys quite yet.  First off, probably no one will want to deal with the chicks, and secondly I have an urge to help every injured animal I see.  Will these two guys be alright if I rehome all their siblings and just keep them until they are better, and then rehome them as a pair?

 

 

 

 

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Will two coturnix quail (I don't know the gender yet) be alright living together?  If not, what is the minimum amount of quail you can keep?

“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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All day today my Coturnix quail eggs have been hatching.  So far I have 29, and maybe a couple more eggs will hatch.  I noticed two of my chicks kept flopping on their back and couldn't stand or move their neck straight.  I looked this up, and it seems like it is wry neck.  From what I've read, it sounds like treatment for it takes about a month.  I was planning to sell all my chicks within the next couple weeks, but I don't think I can sell these two guys quite yet.  First off, probably no one will want to deal with the chicks, and secondly I have an urge to help every injured animal I see.  Will these two guys be alright if I rehome all their siblings and just keep them until they are better, and then rehome them as a pair?It should be OK with just the two.

 

 

 

 

tl;dr

 

Will two coturnix quail (I don't know the gender yet) be alright living together?  If not, what is the minimum amount of quail you can keep? Growing up together I think they will be alright.

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Okay, thank you smile.png I found another one with leg issues, so right now there will be 3 anyway.
“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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You will probably have trouble if 2 are roos and one is a hen. Otherwise, it might work, but two hens for one roo isn't too great either. Unless they have lots of room and places to hide, the roo is likely to over breed two hens.

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Oh, thats a good point. I did think it was common to keep coturnix quail in trios though. But I'll find homes for them once they mature, so hopefully they will be okay until then.
“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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