I currently have ten, 5-week old, coturnix quail living together in an enclosure. I got them when they were too young to be sexed, so of course I have too many males! I have 4 males and 6 females. I would like to keep two of my males, so the male to female ratio would be 1:3. Or alternatively I could get rid of 3 males and then the ratio would be 1:6. All the quail I have are from the same hatch and have grown up together. So should I try out 1:3? or stick with 1:6?
Also, when should I separate the extra males from the group? I will probably process them and eat them, because nobody wants male quail :p I would like to keep the extra males with the group as long as possible, but certainly want to take them out before any fighting will occur. They are around 5-weeks old now.
Thanks for your help! :)