Coturnix roos for meat birds.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by d73, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. d73

    d73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out with 7 roos 7 hens.
    I was keeping the hens and 1 roo for eggs/breeding and was going to eat the other roos.
    While waiting for them to fill out more they just keep mounting each other, all the roos heads were bald so I didnt wait as long before killing them at 8 weeks.
    Do I have to keep every roo in thier own pen?
    How do you raise meat birds if you need 30 pens for 30 birds?
    Any help here what be apperciated.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Meat Roos Are Kept In A Bachelor Pen By Themselves--- No Girls Kept Nearby. Very One In A While I May Have An Occaisional Scalping, But Its Not Common. I Even Rotate Roos Out Of The Bachelor Pen And Into Breeding Rotation And Dont Seem To Have Any Problems--- How Big Is Your Pen? Also Are They A&m's (the A&m Roos Have A Tendancy To Be Less Docile Than Other Colors)
     
  3. d73

    d73 Out Of The Brooder

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    8 long 4 wide 4 high.
    Its also side by side to the hens pen.

    Are you saying if you keep them far away from the hens they dont want to breed?

    And they were all browns.
     

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