Coturnix male noisy?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by coturnixxx8, May 24, 2018.

  1. coturnixxx8

    coturnixxx8 In the Brooder

    May 23, 2018
    Hi, I live in a very compact urban area and my nosy neighbour's open windows are only 3 meters from my roof. I plan to keep around 6 to 7 quails the roof for eggs only. Do you think 1 male with 5-6 females will be happy and content enough to be quiet during night and early morning? How often does your males crow per day?
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  2. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

    Jul 13, 2017
    Northport WA
    i do not have coturnix, but my button quail crows at 4 or 6 am.... it is "interesting" my dad gets mad, he sometimes does it around 15 times.
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  3. Erkenstein

    Erkenstein Songster

    Dec 30, 2013
    They tend to crow at dawn and sporadically through the day. You might want to show your neighbor a clip of a bird crowing and ask if s/he thinks it would be too noisy. My neighbors aren't as close as yours, but those crows pretty much blend into the morning bird sounds where I live.
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  4. mdees88

    mdees88 Songster

    Mar 15, 2018
    Lower Alabama
    My Coop
    Why not get all females? You do not need a male unless you plan on incubating the eggs.
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  5. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Songster

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    They can crow and the girls do sing an "egg song" when they lay an egg in the afternoon/ early evening (at least some of mine do this). However, this is not overly loud nor often. I find that once a group (1 male with 4-5+ females) settles into their routine, they are actually pretty quiet. Add more males, and you will get more noise (a lot more noise) and fighting. If you add more quail, but in separate cages of 1 male with his group of girls, you might get a little extra noise with a little extra crowing, but it is not too bad. Of course, they do have their personalities so you might end up with a quieter or louder male.

    As others noted, you do not need a male unless you will incubate and hatch. If you want a constant supply of eggs, you might want to have a male so you can incubate every 4-8 months and have new quail ready to lay when the older ones are becoming a little less productive.

    Good Luck.
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  6. RosieR

    RosieR Songster

    Apr 4, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    One male should be fairly quiet, a couple crows a day. But it will also depend on the roo. I just culled a particularly noisy guy but he had lots of competition.
    I have only one mature male now and I think I’ve caught him crowing about 2 times this week.
    They tend to blend in with the wild birds sounds in my opinion. I am urban too, but have a bit more space than you do I think.
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