Started my coturnix quail pen! Some questions please?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magikchick, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Finally got my plans togeather. I'm making it 8' long and dividing it into three 32" cages. Now should I make it 2' or 3' deep? If 2' I could keep a quad of 1 male with 3 females. If 3' could I keep 2 males with 6 females, would they get along? I'm planing on makeing 2 pens like this.
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Two males per 6 females, really is a weird ratio but it may work if the roos get along and don't torcher the hens. Normally it's 5 hens max to one roo so one hen and one roo extra kind of makes things a lil unratio-like but it may work.

    I have many of my birds in 2x2x2 pens, 4 hens to one roo. Works great they have a bunch of room (more than you'd expect). The key is to only put birds together that are compatable and pen that size are not only roomy but cohabitable [​IMG]
     
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    OK so I can keep one roo with 4 hens that will work, thanks.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yep 4 is fine, 5 is the max [​IMG]
     

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