Breeding Coturnix Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AMSQuail, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. AMSQuail

    AMSQuail New Egg

    Apr 13, 2012
    Does anyone think theres a problem with Having A ratio of 2roos to 6hens? also i would love to see everyones quail pens
  2. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    I like 1:3 or 1:4

    I dont put 2 males in same breeding cages, helps me keep track better,

    but for colony breeding should be fine so long as they dont wrastle with each other.

    and my pens fit about 4 birds just fine.


  3. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2011
    Northeast KY
    MobyQuail I love your pens. I think I have seen these used by other members as well. Was planning to build but I really like this option. Is there somewhere I can purchase these and what about cost? I'm pretty good at building pens. If this was something u purchased, are they expensive to buy new? If u built them yourself, Great job but with wheels and all they look manufactured.

    BTW I have 1 male in with 5 hens. There was 2 but one decided he hated the other so had to remove the injured one. I am incubating eggs and will still b saving eggs in the future so I will let u know how that ratio works out.
    I only have 7 Cots right now and one male is now housed alone and recovering til I get some pens built. I may adopt him out tho since he is the common wild brown color and I already have a hen that color.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I keep 2 males with 6 hens in my smaller pens and they do fine. I found that it increases fertility in the eggs. If one male doesn't do the job, the other one will!
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  5. AMSQuail

    AMSQuail New Egg

    Apr 13, 2012
    Great Info, I think im gonna give it a go with the two males, my birds seem rather unhostile towards eachother but we'll see they'll be ready to move outside next week. Ill post some pics of my pen and birds.
    Keep the pen pics coming!!
  6. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    People get tired of seeing it, but you is my quail house. I colony breed (Color separated) and run a 1:5 ratio with 30(ish) cots per pen.

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012

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