Spacing question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by qatarfarmer, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. qatarfarmer

    qatarfarmer Hatching

    Jan 2, 2017
    Qatar, Doha
    Hello everyone, I currently have 34 cotournix quails, 28 females and 6 males
    I keep them indoor in a cage with wooden floor and a mixture of sand + hay as bedding

    The length of the cage is 2.4 meters (7.874 ft)
    The width of the cage is 1.10 meters (3.609 ft)
    They enough height to fly but they can't touch the ceiling

    They live comfortably but i was wondering how many more can i put in?
    Thank you everyone :)
  2. Binki

    Binki Songster

    Jul 9, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Hello :) I think that would mainly depend on the personalities of the quail and the available hiding spaces.

    Also, introducing to a group can be dangerous, I wouldnt add any more myself, especially to six males as it could get savage real quick and cause the entire covey to be upset. [​IMG]
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

    Apr 20, 2015
    In general, it's recommended to have 1 square foot per bird and no more than one male per cage. 1 square foot per bird gives around 28 birds in your enclosure. You might be better off removing some of the males than adding more birds. Not to say it absolutely won't work if you let it stay as it is or even add more birds, but experience shows that even in aviaries with natural and artificial cover and hiding places, multiple males in an enclosure results in a high risk of fighting injuries.

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