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Originally Posted by ChickenGirl3 

If I pet or feed/water my chickens and I don't wash my hands and go to my quails will they still get that disease? hmm


Possibly, just use hand sanitizer.

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I have chickens and quail together, they were raised together and everything and I've not had one bird sick. Maybe raising them together made the difference, because the young quail were exposed to coryza at an early age. If you bought an adult quail somewhere and suddenly intoduced it to a flock of chickens you might have a problem. I don't know, I've never done it. But I DO know that they can, at times, be raised together and people have done it successfully. Myself included. Others will probably disagree but everyone has a different opinion.

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post #23 of 229
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Originally Posted by ChickieBooBoo 

I have chickens and quail together, they were raised together and everything and I've not had one bird sick. Maybe raising them together made the difference, because the young quail were exposed to coryza at an early age. If you bought an adult quail somewhere and suddenly intoduced it to a flock of chickens you might have a problem. I don't know, I've never done it. But I DO know that they can, at times, be raised together and people have done it successfully. Myself included. Others will probably disagree but everyone has a different opinion.

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No, you have a different opinion. We have a fact. Some people deny it exists, but there is proof. If there is proof of it then why take the risk?idunno

post #24 of 229
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Originally Posted by Robo 
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So.. do all quail carry disease or something? Or do all chickens carry disease that can spread to quail?
Just wondering how that works...


Most chickens are carriers of a disease called coryza. They don't show symptoms though making it impossible to tell without trial and error. Quail catch it and it spreads like wildfire.


Do you know, can chickens then be tested for coryza?

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I only hatch my birds. That's how I started and I maintain a closed flock due to not wanting to introduce any disease to my birds. I never lost any bird to Coryza or other mycoplasmas but others have. It's better to get your quail and have them in a separate hutch rather living with the chicken because disasters other than disease can occur. You also want to quarantine the quail for a month or two anyways since they could be carrying diseases. Just my two cents smile

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post #26 of 229
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Originally Posted by heatherindeskies 
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Originally Posted by Robo 
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Originally Posted by redhen 

So.. do all quail carry disease or something? Or do all chickens carry disease that can spread to quail?
Just wondering how that works...


Most chickens are carriers of a disease called coryza. They don't show symptoms though making it impossible to tell without trial and error. Quail catch it and it spreads like wildfire.


Do you know, can chickens then be tested for coryza?


Coryza is one mycoplasma chickens carry. They are many. But it's like putting children in the room with a sick elder. With the size difference and that quail don't do well out of a cage, it's best to keep them separated. I first take care of the quail and then the chickens.

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post #27 of 229
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Originally Posted by heatherindeskies 
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Originally Posted by Robo 
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Originally Posted by redhen 

So.. do all quail carry disease or something? Or do all chickens carry disease that can spread to quail?
Just wondering how that works...


Most chickens are carriers of a disease called coryza. They don't show symptoms though making it impossible to tell without trial and error. Quail catch it and it spreads like wildfire.


Do you know, can chickens then be tested for coryza?


I'm almost positive they can, but if they are ever around any chickens or if you are ever around any other birds you can pass it on to them making testing useless. Unless your flock is completely isolated. I know they can test if the birds show symptoms, not sure about carriers though.

post #28 of 229
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Originally Posted by heatherindeskies 
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Originally Posted by Robo 
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Originally Posted by redhen 

So.. do all quail carry disease or something? Or do all chickens carry disease that can spread to quail?
Just wondering how that works...


Most chickens are carriers of a disease called coryza. They don't show symptoms though making it impossible to tell without trial and error. Quail catch it and it spreads like wildfire.


Do you know, can chickens then be tested for coryza?


I was thinking that.. can they?

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post #29 of 229
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Originally Posted by ChickieBooBoo 

I have chickens and quail together, they were raised together and everything and I've not had one bird sick. Maybe raising them together made the difference, because the young quail were exposed to coryza at an early age. If you bought an adult quail somewhere and suddenly intoduced it to a flock of chickens you might have a problem. I don't know, I've never done it. But I DO know that they can, at times, be raised together and people have done it successfully. Myself included. Others will probably disagree but everyone has a different opinion.

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/ChickensAllTheWay/312.jpg


No, you have a different opinion. We have a fact. Some people deny it exists, but there is proof. If there is proof of it then why take the risk?idunno


And I have proof that in some cases they can live together, there is proof on both sides of the issue. I'm not saying it will work in every situation, I don't ignore the fact that it can and does happen to people. But it is not 100% true to say that housing them together will automatically kill your quail.

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post #30 of 229
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Originally Posted by quailladyoffortmyers 

I only hatch my birds. That's how I started and I maintain a closed flock due to not wanting to introduce any disease to my birds. I never lost any bird to Coryza or other mycoplasmas but others have. It's better to get your quail and have them in a separate hutch rather living with the chicken because disasters other than disease can occur. You also want to quarantine the quail for a month or two anyways since they could be carrying diseases. Just my two cents smile


Do you mean you hatch from other sources, or just your own flock?

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