How many quail to start off with?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rhodeislandred18, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. rhodeislandred18

    rhodeislandred18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, just wondering if you think 6 quail 2 males and 4 females would be a good place to start, I plan on breeding for more birds and will use the birds primarily for eggs but will cull any males produced by my starter birds and I do enjoy quail meet but am primarily looking at eggs. Thanks and have a good day.
     
  2. What kind of quail do you want to raise? Cots can do well on a 4 or 5 to one ratio. Taking care of a dozen is not that time consuming. Just a thought for starters.

    Wish ya the best.
     
  3. rhodeislandred18

    rhodeislandred18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, cots yes, I have designed my quail coop to be sectioned off for 4 quail a piece in 3 sections, so the most I can go is 1-3 male to female ratio, thanks for the advice, that shouldn't be a problem should it?
     
  4. You'll be ok. If your male is too much for them, you can always make a bachelors quarters for him. You will be able tell how they are getting along.
     
  5. My avatar is a bachelors quarters I made. I used it a few times.
     
  6. rhodeislandred18

    rhodeislandred18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much!
     

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