Keep yours in breeding pens or males separate?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mochicken, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I keep my Coturnix in pens with 2 females to a male, in one of my pens I have not been getting any eggs the last few days and the females heads are tore up so I am assuming the male has them all stressed out over-breeding them.

    I pulled him out and put in a pair of Tibetans that I had in a pen as a "pair" because their other female had died. So now there is one more "gentle" male with three lady friends and the aggressive male is in a bachelor pad all alone [​IMG] he is NOT happy lol he has been calling out since I put him in there alone, I am thinking of putting some nice romantic novels in with him to make him more of a ladies man but until that happens I will just ask you this lol

    Do you keep your males and females in small groups like I do or do you just allow your males in with the females every few days with the intentions of them breeding then separate them again?
     
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them together and go with a 5:1 ratio or greater. Two hens just aren't enough for these little guys...they have part energizer bunny in their genes [​IMG]
     
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Do you think this will work Bill? lmao I love messing with photoshop

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  4. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah I will be overrun with babies soon so I hope to get a few good females for "biggie smalls" as he has so affectionately been named lol, he yells at me every time I go near his cage now, I'm pretty sure he's not liking his bachelor pad much lol
     

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