My six coturnix chicks are 4 weeks old yesterday and the loudest chick of the bunch started crowing yesterday and this morning. I've been trying to vent sex the chicks but I'm pretty incompetent and I just feel like a perv looking up chicks butts so I'm resigned to beer sexing. However, my stress comes in because my last set of chicks, the male got mature before the 3 females started laying and he has a screw loose and got violent and injured a female enough that we put her down. I came home and it looked like a scene from a horror movie. So he went into solitary confinement in a spare parakeet cage I had. The remaining girls lived happy, unaccosted lives. I realize my experience is not uncommon, but I'm wondering if it's possible for all the new chicks to just get along into maturity? Every time I go to check on them, I just expect to see blood and someone injured.