bobwhite questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by woogie g3, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am planning on hatching some bobwhites in the spring and i have a cage 3.5 fot by4.5 foot with about 2 foot tall....with a next box off the side about how many could go in there comfortably?....and i was planning on putting ratio to 1 male to 1 female is that good?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    That will hold at the very most 6 birds. Is there any way you can divide it to make pairs or trios?
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:AGREED PAIRS OR TRIOS SEPERATLEY BUT NOT IN A COVEY. 1:2 MAX IN COVEYS IN SOME CASES 1:3 WORKS WELL...NEVER CAN TELL FOR SURE UNTIL YOU GET THERE... THE HENS CAN BE QUITE TESTY WITH EACH OTHER
     
  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so is that 1 male to 3 females ? or the other way around. i guess i can divide cage
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    1 male to 3 females. Trust me aggression is horrible especially in juveniles. If you don't want to divide the pen and have less roosters you could go with coturnix.
     
  6. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for they info [​IMG]
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:AGREED PAIRS OR TRIOS SEPERATLEY BUT NOT IN A COVEY. 1:2 MAX IN COVEYS IN SOME CASES 1:3 WORKS WELL...NEVER CAN TELL FOR SURE UNTIL YOU GET THERE... THE HENS CAN BE QUITE TESTY WITH EACH OTHER

    X2 Meaner then snot at times just like a cat fight LOL, trios are possible you just have to really keep an eye on them
     
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