Bobwhite rooster question. . . .

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  1. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have 9 bobwhite quail and 3 are roosters, In the spring is there any way to be able to keep them together, can I add more hens? There is a definite pecking order between the three.
     
  2. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whoa! i'm not so sure you will want to keep the all! even if you add more hens, your roosters will most likely fight over who's hen is who's. They will most likely fight more than mate, so that pretty much slims your chance of chicks, if you want to hatch them. I would either keep one, or separate them. hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had one of my brothers friends come over today and he wants a pair so that will take care of one roo but i cant get rid of the other two, I will just seperate I guess The least dominant roo has a tiny hen that he hangs out with so he can have his little lady all to himself :)
     
  4. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! so glad it worked out for you! happy days ahead! [​IMG]
     
  5. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Very excited
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Bobwhites, during breeding season are kept one male to one female. You cannot keep more than one female with one male as the lone female can be killed. You can, however, keep all males or all females together, as long as the males can not SEE the females and the females cannot SEE the males. Unless you have HUGE aviaries, bobs must be kept separate.

    Bobs require at least 4 square feet per bird as adults and during the off breeding season can be all kept together in a flock. This is the ONLY time you can keep them together. The breeding season runs from March to October.
     
  7. WaterfowlWierdo

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    Ok I can do that! What about valley, are they as aggressive toward each other?
     
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  9. WaterfowlWierdo

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    Ok thanks for the info! What are some old world quail species?
     
  10. TwoCrows

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