need Japanese quail living info

Discussion in 'Quail' started by atikin, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. atikin

    atikin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello wanting to get some japanese (coturnix) quail

    Can they live in pairs or 3s of females without a male?
     
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course! The rumor that hens won't lay without a male is false. The only reason you'd need a male is for fertility, if you want to breed the quails.

    Otherwise, if you just want regular egg a day per quail, then yeah, just get a pair or a trio of females.
    I've heard of some hens that go broody, even without a male, and with just regular unfertile eggs, it's cute but pointless.
    ^-^
     
  3. atikin

    atikin Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh great!

    i had only read about the female to male ratio not how many femles on thier own
     
  4. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, well, think of quails like chickens - hens don't need a rooster to lay eggs either.
    So you can relate to a chicken sometimes when trying to figure out problems or questions about quails, it kinda helps. :)
     

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