Butler bobs & cotunix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by doxies1, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I put a few butler bobs in with my coturnix for a while , while I build an additional pen? The pen is 9'x12' and there are about40 coturnix in it.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bad Mojo Here. Not Saying You Cant....but I Certainly Dont Recommend It As It Usually Initates "quail Wars" In Which The Bob Whites Will Get To Showcase Their Almost "navy Seal-like" Skills
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Good way to feed the butler bobs some protien, my guess they will kill a few of the corturnix.
     
  4. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is why I asked. I thought that might be the case.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If the corturnix had alot of places to hide, it could work . they are no match for bobs. I give my bobs lots of room , so that keeps the pecking down.
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't have Coturnix. I only have Bobs. But I will say this.......from what I've read about "the other breeds", I don't think there's a breed that could hold a candle to the aggressive, violent nature of the Bob when their "kick-butt" switch gets flipped to the ON position. I don't know this for certain, but if the Coturnix had to hide to survive, I would submit they'd be in that hide-out 99.9% of the time. If the Bobs can't stand their own kind at sporadic moments of any given day, I would not chance putting another breed in there with them.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:I don't have Coturnix. I only have Bobs. But I will say this.......from what I've read about "the other breeds", I don't think there's a breed that could hold a candle to the aggressive, violent nature of the Bob when their "kick-butt" switch gets flipped to the ON position. I don't know this for certain, but if the Coturnix had to hide to survive, I would submit they'd be in that hide-out 99.9% of the time. If the Bobs can't stand their own kind at sporadic moments of any given day, I would not chance putting another breed in there with them.

    [​IMG] only way i could see it working, still would be a big risk. Heck not sure they could hide long enought.
     
  8. JJMR794

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    Or Hide Well Enough.... [​IMG]
     

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