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!