Mixing my flocks

Kaya1

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I have 16 Coturnix hens I keep in 4 separate cages, and I'm about to put them all together into a big aviary. I'm worried that mixing flocks that have been established for over a year can cause fights, and potentially lead to injuries.
 

Kaya1

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I've never had problems with mixing cot's. As long as there's plenty of room.

Are they all hens?

Yes, they are all hens. They're going to have 6 square feet per bird, a 50 gallon rubbermade full of white sand, and a smaller coop filled with straw and leaves for hiding, so their shouldn't be too much competition. I'm thinking if I give them extra feed for a couple weeks, that should decrease competition for food.
 
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Yes, they are all hens. They're going to have 6 square feet per bird, a 50 gallon rubbermade full of white sand, and a smaller coop filled with straw and leaves for hiding, so their shouldn't be too much competition. I'm thinking if I give them extra feed for a couple weeks, that should decrease competition for food.


You should be fine. Cot's need 1 sq. ft. per bird. I've never had hens to fight and I add birds frequently.
 

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