- Feb 6, 2010
So I have 25 mixed coturnix in a 35sqft colony pen. They are just over 8 weeks now. 13 browns (some jumbo), 9 whites and 3 tibetans. I have seen all 3 tibs lay an egg, and there are 7 brown hens, I have 11 eggs a day so that's at least 11 hens (right?) but that doesn't make for a good ratio. I have had a few males pecked around their eyes, and have seen some males attack other males when mating. Do you take out the more aggressive males or the weaker ones? They all looked very healthy until they started pulling feathers. Some of the girls have almost bare necks from too much attention. Still not sure which of the whites are hens or roos. Should I wait a little longer to process, I thought I saw somewhere 12 weeks is best.