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Discussion in 'Quail' started by quail777, Mar 12, 2018.
how long does it take for the quail to settle and bring eggs and is 2:5 a good ratio
It's very individual from flock to flock, but if they get enough light, the right feed and are not exposed to stress, I think two weeks is pretty average for new birds to start laying.
2:5 is a bad ratio though. 1:5 is good - each male should have 4-7 females and there shouldn't be more than one male in each enclosure.
thx for you help so if I have 7 birds 2males and 5 females how do I sperate them
Each male will be different during breeding.
I had a male that would cover 10 hens without issues he was a very aggessive breeder.
Another roo I had was a timid breeder and about 4 hens was his max.
So if it was me. I'd place 1 male and 2 females in a pen. 1 and 3 in another. Watch to see how the males are with the females.
That is if I separated them.
But there is also just leave the 2 males in with the hens. Watch them if there is aggression between males or hens are over bred then separate them. By removing a male.
At times they create a pecking order like chickens. So they live in harmony.