Ratio Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by OneLostHen, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. OneLostHen

    OneLostHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hutch was said to house up to 30 quail. I'm only wanting 10-15, but, I want a majority of those eggs fertilized. Could I have two males with about 13 females?
    Or would they still fight?
    I don't want to make separate houses for the clans, I want one big group in my one hutch.
    This possible?
    Or should I stick with one male for all the other hens and just try my luck at which egg is fertilized?
    Thanks!
     
  2. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 male to 3-4 females.
    so i would keep 3 males for 13 hens
     
  3. OneLostHen

    OneLostHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The males shouldn't fight then?
    I would hope they would be distracted enough. But I imagine some males are just going to be more aggressive than others.
    Maybe adding a lot of places to hide and a nice big dirt bathing area will help?
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2014
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The males need to be raised together from the hatch. If you put two roosters that don't know each other in together, you'll only have one by the end of the day.
     

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