Can chickens and quail live happily together?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by friedchickn, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. friedchickn

    friedchickn Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    I need to know if chickens and quail can live together without killing each other.
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    They could. If they were hatched together, than they're more likely to get along.
    If the quail were really small like button quail, than the chickens would probably kill them. Coturnix, maybe not kill, but it's likely.

    But it's best not to keep chickens and quail together in a roost, barn, etc. Due to the risk of a disease which chickens carry that is lethal to quail and vice versa.
    Chickens would most likely pick on the quail due to their tiny size any way.

    It's not really safe to introduce young 'man-raised' chicken chicks into a flock, so nor would it be for quail I guess.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    I just read an article in this months Hobby Farms Magazine(Chickens) It says no. It seems they catch cocci really bad from chickens. [​IMG] They really do look interesting. All kinds too.
    I am sure those with more knowledge than I on quail will help you more. Like I said I know chickens but only book knowledge when it comes to quail. [​IMG] Come on those who really know and help us out here. Gloria Jean
  4. friedchickn

    friedchickn Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    Ok thanks sooo much!

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