# now im getting confused

#### thekid

##### Songster
9 Years
Ok so that big old rabbit hutch i showed you guys well i was planning on keeping 14 in that one half but i them was actually thinking about this stuff and did the math and half of it is only a 2 x 4.5 and that only gives me nine square feet. So the question is could i keep 14 in that half? Except i remember on here that i could keep 30? I am now confused. Please help.

#### JJMR794

##### Crowing
10 Years
If You Keep To The 1ft Rule Of Thumb Thats Space For 9...

#### joe125

##### Songster
9 Years
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Ok...now you have to tell thekid the proper hen to roo ratio for 9 birds that fit in 9 square feet!

I say 8 hens and 2 roos and screw the 1 foot rule of thumb! As long as they get along...I'm cool with it!

#### deerman

##### Rest in Peace 1949-2012
11 Years
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Ok...now you have to tell thekid the proper hen to roo ratio for 9 birds that fit in 9 square feet!

I say 8 hens and 2 roos and screw the 1 foot rule of thumb! As long as they get along...I'm cool with it!

with coturnix you will be find

#### thekid

##### Songster
9 Years
i was planning on getting 12 hens and 2 roos i just need to know if that would fit in that half? Oh well i guess i will move the rabbit haha

#### Axtorus

##### Hatching
9 Years
Personally I'd try the 14 birds in the 9 sqFT. I know most people use the 1 bird per 1sqFT rule but, most your manufactored quail pens used a rule of 1 bird per 0.5sqFT. If they start fighting either remove the trouble maker or move a few out to another pen.

#### thekid

##### Songster
9 Years
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thankyou i will try that and if they dont get along somebody is going to make a great meal

##### Crowing
9 Years
Sounds like a plan Kid. If ya brood them together, they'll most likely get along till they get older anyway. Then just put the extra roos or troublemakers on the grill, along with that ol'rabbit you got all fattened up proper...
Bill

#### thekid

##### Songster
9 Years
if they all dont get along well you know what that mean.... Everybody at my house!!!!! lol

#### thekid

##### Songster
9 Years
and could i feed purina flock raiser to them?

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