Bantams and Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by NicoleRM, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a bunch of bantam chicks in the brooder right now. I haven't finished their yard yet, but it's going to be quite large, with half inch hardware cloth on all sides, including the top. I'm wondering if, with enough room and maybe some shrubs for cover, if my current group of button quail would be able to live in the same yard with them? I really want to give the quail more room, but I don't want them to get picked on too much either. Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Nicole
     
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I've never had button quail but, I know they are small. I don't think I'd put old english game bantams with them for sure! Other breeds with them to me would be iffy....You could try it and just watch them real close for a few days and see how it goes.
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I have both, personally, I wouldnt. They will get picked on and I would guess, worse.

    I could be wrong, JMHO.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldnt do it.
    The button quail would get picked on alot.
    People have kept buttons with finches and parakeets,but I've never heard of one keeping them with bantams or any other type of chickens. I wouldnt risk it.
     
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    ive kept them with bantams and standards. they were fine
     
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