How many males is too many?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Qualara, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 quails, 5 male 5 female. The boys keep trying to kill one another, they have plenty food, water and grass to wonder on, but I just keep getting blood. How many males should I have with 5 females?
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    I think 1 male per 5 females is the ratio for coturnix quail, are they coturnix or something else?
     
  3. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they are. Oh darn... I have to find homes for my other babies. :(
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
  4. xalogan

    xalogan New Egg

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    Yea, you could get by with having 2 males in that group but the smaller one would be a bit bullied. 1 male per 3-5 females is ideal.
     

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