Mixing male and female coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jerseygirl1, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    So, I had a female quail die who was housed with another female and one male, can I successfully integrate that male and female in a cage with two other females and one male?
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    You have one too many males there, there is no way to intregate that many roosters into a pen unless it is a huge aviary.
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Even then the boys will spend a lot of time chasing each other. Ask me how I know LOL
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Yes, the boys will roo each other from time to time.

    The best mix is one roo to 3-5 hens, but I have some very strange pen setups myself.

    It's not an ideal situation, but stranger things have happened.

    Can you do it? Yes.
    Will it work out fine forever? No.

    Just my best guess [​IMG]

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