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Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailer21, Sep 6, 2011.
Can i put different sexes of coturnix quail in the same pen?
Only if you want fertile eggs!
I mean if they will fight
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...
I've had them together from the same hatch, but soon as mating age comes around you find out who the real roos are!!!
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.
Can't to many males also stress out the females?
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.
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