I have just got my first load of bobwhite eggs (from 2 different suppliers with multiple bloodlines) and have read up that they can be mightily violent. I've had problems with cannibalism/bullying with king/button quail and coturnix (among with chickens and believe it or not, ducklings, just not as regular) but from what I've read, bobwhites seem to take the cake. I have 38 eggs, should I, when they hatch, have them all together or in groups separated? Is there an easy way to control the chicks from killing eachother? I've seen the "bullrings" for quail, but have no idea of where to get them or how to put them on, let alone at what age. I have a large shed aviary that I had planned on putting them all in once they were about 2-3 weeks (it's very hot and humid here so all my quails tend to ween themselves from the heat lamp once they get to about 2 1/2 wks old, occasionally going to it at night when it's cooler) hoping that they will have enough room to thrive without pecking each-other. Is there something like an adding of a type of food that represses the violence? And is it possible to make a heat lamp that can work outdoors without a power cord so that I can possibly move them straight to the shed after a couple of weeks? Will adding hiding places (hollowed logs, upside-down baskets, etc) be a good idea? The aviary is planted, so it's got a bit of cover already. I am also aware of the "notorious" early flying. At what age do bobwhites show sexual dimorphism? Previous bobwhite experience for hatching them will really help. I don't really want to have 38 birds split between lots of cages (like 1-3 a cage) but if that's required I can do that. Just want to hear of a better option. Cheers, Jacki Oh and to add, they wouldn't go out of their way to kill finches right? I'm aware that they can disrupt nesting but that's it.