Again, I'm assuming that in chickens are like quail in that too many males will give the females a headache. Is this correct? I have several females (and some males) that are battered looking. Some are "squatting" when I move my hand close to them, but most run in fear. Am I looking for eggs anytime soon? They turned 6 weeks this week! Sorry, they are coturnix. I did a count and had 11 females and 5 males (and 1 I'm not quite sure about...). They did a number one of the females and I believe she has a broken leg. The shank is swollen up. It just happened not 40 minutes ago...swelled up as I was handling them and counting and marking which ones to keep. ALSO: Is there some distinct thing I should be looking for in coturnix? I've been looking at the "largest" of them. All females are being kept, but the males have been selected for breast feel? Is that correct?