Male coturnix aggression?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Hungarianquail, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Hungarianquail

    Hungarianquail Songster

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    At what age will male coturnix start displaying aggression toward other males? Mines are only 2 weeks old and I don't even know how many males vs females I have yet. I was just wondering and couldn't really find an answer online.
     
  2. K85trb

    K85trb In the Brooder

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    Mine are showing aggression now they are 5 - 6 weeks old. Unfortunately, all my chicks were male. I have had to separate two pairs of birds from the rest of the flock. Most of my boys have bald heads.
     
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  3. Hungarianquail

    Hungarianquail Songster

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    All males? What are the odds? How many all together?
     
  4. mdees88

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    I have 12 males in an 8sqft cage that are 26 days old. They are super chill. I'm curious to see how long I will be able to keep them this way....
     
  5. RosieR

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    Mine are 5 weeks and just starting to act like aggressive idiots. 7 males 3 females. So far they mainly just chase each other around and a few have started crowing. I’m hoping I can go a few weeks before having to butcher, but we’ll see.
     
  6. JayZay

    JayZay In the Brooder

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    If there are no females in the flock will the males likely still act aggressively towards each other? We're hoping for a bachelor flock since we are just having them as pets.
     
  7. K85trb

    K85trb In the Brooder

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    Yes, males will be aggressive towards each other. I have a dozen males. Some of them now have little bald heads. In the Xl dog crate I use for a cage, I now have an upper level with 2 birds that get along together (but were being picked on in the group). I also had to remove 2 aggressive birds from the group to their own enclosure where they have an uneasy peace. The crate has a bunch of stuff for them to hide in and play around.
     

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