Can I mix chickens with other birds in an aviary?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickmamma3, May 27, 2008.

  1. chickmamma3

    chickmamma3 New Egg

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    I have 5 young laying hens (5 weeks old) and am ready to build a coop for them, but am tempted to build it larger and introduce other birds (quail, pheasants) into the aviary with the chickens. Am I asking for trouble?
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is not recommended (everyone has their own opinon/reasoning), but I have done it myself when needed. Would really depend on the aviary size, the other species and the breed of chicken.

    Dan
     

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