Trio of quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by J&Kfeatheredfowl, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. J&Kfeatheredfowl

    J&Kfeatheredfowl Songster

    Oct 7, 2017
    Hey, I was wandering if you can keep quail in trios? I do like the look of button quail, but if they cannot be kept in trios, Is there any quail species that can?

    Thx in advance
  2. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

    Oct 30, 2017
    Central Texas
    All quail I'm aware of should either be kept in groups with lots of females to one male, or in pairs.

    Why specifically a trio?
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  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

    Apr 20, 2015
    It probably mainly depends on the available space. Docile individuals of most species might do well in trios in normal cages, but in general you are likely to need an aviary to make a trio work long term.
    I had a trio of button quail in my room once. The cage was 2x5 ft, so a pretty decent size. Everything was well for half a year, then spring came with all its hormones and one hen kept chasing the other - they were sisters and raised together so they had had an established pecking order for a long time. I moved them to a 4x10 ft aviary and they have been fine for two years like that by now, even raising chicks together.
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