I got my first quail chicks 7 weeks ago. 2 males, 6 females. They were so cute as babies, but about 2 weeks ago the males started fighting. I separated the batch into two cages after one male got an eye pecked out I thought that would be the end of it, but even though they were in separate cages (one male + 3 hens in each cage) they kept crowing nonstop. I had to move one cage into a bedroom on the other side of the house (the first cage is in the garage). After they couldn't see or hear each other, they finally shut up. I just started getting eggs and was planning to hatch some of them, but I'm not sure if my two males are unusually noisy and aggressive. If this is abnormal behavior, then I don't want to breed more aggressive chicks. But if it is normal, I don't know how I will handle more males. I can't give everybody their own room in the house. Questions for those who breed quail: How many males do you keep around, and how do you keep them from crowing and fighting if you have more than one? I've seen battery cages with lots of quails sitting together so nicely behaved... how do people manage to do that??