Bobwhite Quail and Full grown Chickens Help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tennessee_chicken_lover, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I place 9 bobwhite Quail With My Chickens or will the chickens kill my Quail

    Thanks Dustin
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't. How have you been housing them or are these newly acquired? Quail do best on wire floored pens off of the ground. They are susceptible to disease, which is why we raise them this way...and away from chickens. I don't know how they would interact because we've never tried it, but quail can be pretty aggressive too, especially this time of year.

    Jody
     
  3. dudekwm

    dudekwm Out Of The Brooder

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    how did it work out i have the same problem
     
  4. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not mix the chickens with the quail. My chickens occasionally kill sparrows that feed from their feeders.also noticed pheasants I raised did the same thing. The quail are very enjoyable to have,so get you some quail pens made they just like building rabbit hutches.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:MY MONEYS' ON THE QUAIL! THEY MAY LOOK CUTE AND CUDDLY, BUT IT'S JUST A DISGUISE! THEY'RE ACTUALLY LIL DEMON BIRDS.
     
  6. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i'm also interested in knowing how it worked out?
     
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  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    I woudlnt wait too long on an answer from the original poster. This thread was started march of 2007.

    Cody!!
     
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