Keeping male and female quail together

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Westcoaster87, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Westcoaster87

    Westcoaster87 Out Of The Brooder

    We are looking at purchasing upwards to 10 or so quail and were wondering if in a ratio of 1/4 (or 1/3) male/female they can all be kept together. Or if we need to keep them in 2 separate groups.

  2. Coturnix?

    You can keep then in one covey if the ratio is right. If you have any issues you can separate the culprit and even reintroduce. They do need their space if course.

    Wish ya the best.
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2014
    I have heard you want to do 1/4 or even 1/5 over 1/5 fertility drops though, but males might fight so if possible do two enclosures.
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the covey is raised together and they have enough space you can have as many roosters as your ratio would dictate. When you have multiple roosters space is key or you'll be down to one in no time.

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