Trouble in Paradise

The elder group of quails is six weeks old, and they’ve started to crow.  At first, it was cute and little.  It’s very “wild bird” sounding.

This morning I woke up at 5AM to A LOT of loud crowing.  We had our windows open, and I’m sure this exacerbated the problem, but the weather is so nice it seems a shame to keep them closed.  Covering the hutch seemed to work, but I am not pleased with this development.

I’ve put four males into a cage in the garage (it has windows, no worries), so we’ll see if that quiets down the crowing outside.  Less males to more females means less crowing – or so I’ve been told.  I previously had a 1:1 ratio.  Ideally you should have 1 male to 3-5 females.

Granted, the crowing is no louder than a dog barking or a cat fight…but who wants to hear that at 5AM?

I’ll keep you posted!

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