I would like to effeciently use my brooder space, of course, and I'm curious where most draw the line on mixing different ages. Would 5 day old coturnix be okay to put with day olds? Specifically 50 of each
If your area is large enough. I have a fabric green house. I put in a wire dog cage with food and water and nesting material. The older birds cannot fit thru the bars but the littles can. I am speaking 2 week olds and 5 week olds. 50 to 100 of them. I put the littles in the cage and if they are brave enough to wander out they can quickly duck back in. By the time they can no longer fit thru they have integrated.