should I get more buttons or stick with my pair?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Ducklove334, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    so...theres an auction on the 21st..

    I'm mulling over either trying to get a group of buttons,

    or must keeping my silver pair, and working off of thier eggs, wich are fertile.

    the female button has built a nest on the corner of the cage and layed an egg in it, I'm going to see if she will go broody,

    but a question, whats the risk of adding new buttons(possibly more males) to a male who already has a girl??, i have seen the damage he's done to her while mating (never SEEN the mating,but I see the wounds) can males kill each other??, and what about females??

    whats a good number for a 3ft long, 2 ft wide and 3 1/2ft tall cage??
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!

    Did you see my reply about broody buttons in you other post?
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:Roos can kill hens and other roos just like hens can kill hens AND other roos. Just all depends on the birds stress levels and attitude from what i've seen.

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