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Are quail really chicken shy?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cluckincrazy, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. cluckincrazy

    cluckincrazy In the Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Lakeland, FL
    I spent way too much time reading here yesterday. I'm in FL, patiently awaiting my first quail eggs. I know the heat and humidity is hard on them but I had no idea that they didn't like to see chickens. My quail are on wire inside my duck and rabbit run. The chicken run is about 10ft away, in full view. I really don't want to move them. Has anyone had success when the quail see other animals?

  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I've not heard that they don't like to see chickens? I have some quail that are in a pen with young chickens, and for the most part they get along just fine.
  3. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    I have some quail chicks in with some bantam chicks and they do just fine. I also have some older quail in the pen with my Peacock and they get along great also.
  4. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    S.E. MO
    My quail are in the barn with chickens all around them, a pair of pigeons flying in and out, dogs and cats wandering around, and nothing phases them. Mine are Jumbo Coturnix, so it may depend on what breed you have, but mine take everything in stride.
  5. cluckincrazy

    cluckincrazy In the Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Lakeland, FL
    Thanks. I was getting pretty frustrated. Hopefully they will decide to cooperate soon.

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