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Male quails fighting when kept together?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cereall, May 31, 2016.

  1. cereall

    cereall In the Brooder

    I want to build a 10ft x 10ft aviary and only keep the coturnix hens. If I have 40 males and 40 females would it be okay to put a wood divider in the middle of the enclosure to separate them for the 3 weeks it takes to finish the males for processing? My concern is with the males fighting each other because they are all together and/or because they're near females.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2016

  2. ridingtailboard

    ridingtailboard In the Brooder

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    I think so. I aim for 1 sq ft per bird after separating mine for slaughter. They seem to do fine.
     
  3. flygaffmen

    flygaffmen Hatching

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    Some people keep there quail in a wire shoe box, 10×10 seems more than enough for 40 left.
     

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