Can I add more quails to my already established duo.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailfan78, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Quailfan78

    Quailfan78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    New here. I have 2 bobwhite quails, they are approx 6 months old. We did have 3 but sadly one passed away last week. The one that passed away was a Japanese! Its all very complicated but they hatched as a trio and had bonded well so it was decided they should all live together. They have an aviary in the garden and generally seem happy. However I suspect that the 2 bobs are both male. Can we add more quails to the group or are we best to leave them as a duo? They share the aviary with a pair of budgies without problem, in fact the budgies have taught the bobs how to fly!! (I did warn you that this is a strange set up!). Thanks for any advice you can give me. They are mainly for my son who is the real quail fan and does love a quail egg but obviously he isn't getting any eggs at the moment, another thing that makes me suspect that we have 2 bob males.
     
  2. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont see a problem with it but you need to introduce them for a few days first so they can get used to each other.
     
  3. Quailfan78

    Quailfan78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, the Aviary has a safety porch, and i am just about to build them an extension! Maybe they can live in the old safety porch so thy can see the other quails before actually living with them? Would this work?
     
  4. Quailfan78

    Quailfan78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also will it matter if i add more males, will they fight? If i am right about the two existing ones are they likely to fight?
     
  5. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just have a little cage that i put inside my bigger one and that works cuz they can see each other but not touch
     
  6. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they probably will fight cuz they are males so you should stick to females. And if you are getting bobwhite females separate the 2 males with one female each
     
  7. Quailfan78

    Quailfan78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't really have the set up to separate them, Would they not have fought already? Can I introduce different type of quail or is t best to stick to bobs?
     
  8. Quailfan78

    Quailfan78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry what I also meant was will the 2 existing ones fight?
     
  9. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coturnix quails give more eggs but bobs are pretty. personal I would get cots cuz people say they are less flighty. I have never had bobs though so keep that in mind. Just wait for more experienced people
     
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  10. Quailfan78

    Quailfan78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, My son also wants to know if the newbies should be baby or older?
     

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