How many adult cortunix per square foot area?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by puyuhsegar, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. puyuhsegar

    puyuhsegar Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2'x4' cage, usually I put up to 40 corturnix until they grown up to 6 weeks old, then slaughter them. But due to inconsistent supply of day old chick I intend to breed and incubate the egg. I think 40 will be too crowded, how about 30, 5 roo and 25 hen? Is it ok?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    How About 8?

    As A General Rule, And Law In Many Areas The Minimum Space For Adult Coturnix Is 1 Sq Ft/ Per.




    Many Will Tolerate Slight Overcrowding, But 30 Is Significantly Beyond Slight.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It is supposedly 1 sq. ft. per bird, but .75 sq. ft. per bird is more than enough room [​IMG]
    I wouldn't put more than 12 or 14 in a 2'x4' cage. The cage I had like that had 2 males and 10 females.
     
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  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you can fit two per sq ft. They just bunch up anyway.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That's still only 16 in a 2x4, the OP wants to put 30 in there. [​IMG]
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    When I max out I keep them in cardboard boxes until I can sell em off.
     
  7. puyuhsegar

    puyuhsegar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply, I will start with 20, 5 male n 15 female, and see how it goes.
     
  8. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No more than 16 I'd say. Ours are comfortable about 2 birds per sq. foot. They do need room to spread out, especially if it's particularly hot.
     
  9. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I have cleaned this up. Lets stay on topic and not bicker. Thanks.
     

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