I have been wondering if you can keep quail and chickens together, and I don’t mean ‘TOGETHER’; I just meant if I could keep the quail in a pen next to my coop. My 14 chickens free range so they won’t be next to the quails a lot. The only time they are kept in their run is Sundays when we are gone, (and even then we aren’t even gone half the day so they get to range the rest). I have been keeping them in their run lately though since there was a chicken attack by a dog at my neighbors . Anyhow, could I put some kind of medication in their water to keep them from getting a disease? I have heard some people do this with turkeys and chickens. I read that the ‘Tennessee Red Quail’ breed is resistant to disease. But I also read that these Quails were more flighty and bigger in size (is this true?). I don’t want to keep Quail if they are going to harm my chickens, or vice versa.
Has anybody ever kept Quail with chickens and gotten good results?
Thanks in advance