Can I house A&M quails with Button quails...???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by azer, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. azer

    azer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I just hatched out A&M quails 7 of them. Today I hatched out Button Quails. I would like to know if I could house them together... I wouldn't want them to cross breed.. Can somebody please help out on this???
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not house them together due to the difference in size and feeding requirements.
     
  3. settingdusk

    settingdusk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix the texas with any small quail chicks and they do fine. This changes when the texas start hitting puberty about 6-7 weeks though.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I tried to brood buttons and bobwhites together as they hatched out the same time, and bobs ate the beaks off from the buttons.I would keep them separate.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. flg8r

    flg8r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept one button with 13 coturnix until about 3-4 weeks, then the size difference got to be too much and I was worried even though nothing happened.

    It was funny though because the button never shut up and never stopped moving. He'd run over and under his adopted siblings and they didn't care. It worked for us because we need one friend for a rescue button and he just happened to be in the box of coturnix so he brooded with them until he was big enough to join the lonely female adult. They still all call to each other.
     
  6. lewee

    lewee Out Of The Brooder

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    either seperate them, or they will cross, i have [email protected]'s with coturnix, they get along well, and the cross's are awsome
     
  7. azer

    azer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the great advice!!! Now that my button quails hatched I see a big difference in size ill defiantly keep them separate! [​IMG]
     

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