How much room do quail need

Discussion in 'Quail' started by crossbow253, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. crossbow253

    crossbow253 New Egg

    Nov 29, 2013
    I am building a pen 2ft by 10ft. How many can i have in that pen
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Depends on what type of quail you are keeping.

    Coturnix- about 10 or so comfortably. Coturnix are kept one male to 4 to 7 females, kept separate from each other.

    Any of the New World Quail such as Bobs, Gambels, Blue Scale, etc..- about 5 or 6. This type of quail need to be paired off during breeding season and kept separate.

    Oh, and welcome to BYC and the quail forums!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2013

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