hatched out 90+ quail first of may. Now crowing and got my first egg to day. So I have way too many males and going to cull off at least 30. Will they put on more weight or are they good to go. What is the usual grow out time for meat birds? Cortinix quail. I could pen them in another pen for awhile, but it's my understanding a pen full of males is only trouble. Also when culling out my males, should I leave the bigger birds to breed? Lasty, read a post that said quail are the quiet alternative to chickens. Is it only because I have so many males or do they "non stop crow" regardless .