How many Males Can I Put Together..?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PoultryParadise, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just starting out with my first quail. My husband brought home 9 in a box, he saw a sign on an old country road and stopped, of course, and bought some quail at random.
    So there are 5 females and 3 males, yes I know 5+3=8 not 9, as I said I am just starting out with quail and didn't realize how well they fly.
    So I have them in my brooder for now, will be moving them to their wire cages which I have just been setting up, they are 4 months old, bobwhites. How many males per cage? The cages are big. I don't know how the 5 females will handle 3 males come mating season? I may eat one to even the numbers out.
    So, can I house 2 males with 5 females and not have fighting? Or should I seperate the 2 males and give them each some females?
    Help is appreciated, as I surely need it!
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll Find That Unless Kept In A Very Large Pen Bobs Do Best As Pairs, Possibly Trios Depending On The Hens And If They Will Peacefully Cohabitate.
     
  3. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, the individual cage sizes are 3 feet by 3 feet for the winter. In the spring they will have an outside run.
     

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