Tree limb in quail pen?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by encoreman, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. encoreman

    encoreman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I have searched and no luck so I will ask you. I have a couple of Georgia Giant hens that seem to be getting abused, they try to stay to themselves. I have read somewhere about putting a tree limb in pen, any info as to what kind is best. I think I am understanding that you are just giving them a "safe" place so to speak. Thanks up front. Mac
     
  2. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like you have too many males in the pen with them. What's your ratio? You can put whatever plants really that you like. But just remember they will munch on them.
     
  3. encoreman

    encoreman Out Of The Brooder

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    8 hens 2 roosters
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello :)

    Usually 1 rooster is enough to fertilize 8 hens. 2 roosters in one cage can cause constant competition which can lead to rough mating, fighting and stress for the hens as well.

    It's always good to have things to break lines of sight/provide places to hide in a cage so even if they are all getting along, things can change quick and hopefully the bullied one can find cover until you can come along to seperate if needed. Logs are very nice for quail :)

    You may want to consider separating the group into 2 groups with 1 male and 4 hens each, or choosing 1 male to keep with the 8 hens.
     

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