Can i put different sexes of coturnix quail in the same pen?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailer21, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chirping

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    Can i put different sexes of coturnix quail in the same pen?
     

  2. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    Only if you want fertile eggs!
     
  3. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chirping

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    I mean if they will fight
     
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    Mine dont fight but they are all from the same hatch. I have 7 girls and 2 boys (I think!) They have a lot of room to get away from each other too. I have heard of them being not so nice to each other...
     
  5. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Songster

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    I've had them together from the same hatch, but soon as mating age comes around you find out who the real roos are!!!
     

  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

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    Quote:of course you can, but be advised that a good m:f ratio is 1:3 at least, that way the males don't start attacking eachother for hen lovin.
     
  7. Can't to many males also stress out the females?
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I keep a few males per pen, if raised together they shouldn't cause too much of a problem. Coturnix don't set their eggs often so you can eat any egg anyways.
     
  9. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chirping

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    Ok,thanks:celebrate
     

  10. thekid

    thekid Songster

    1:3 is probably the lowest you should go, unless you want more hens in a cage and more fertile eggs I would go with 1:5 [​IMG]
     

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