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can jumbo quails live together with regular sized quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by beakmaster, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. beakmaster

    beakmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a dozen coturnix quail and recently hatched a few jumbos. I am wondering if it will be ok to put them in 1 pen.
     
  2. animalsrock123

    animalsrock123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it would be ok if you got them used to each other first. You can do that by separating the jumbos and regular sized birds by chicken wire, so they can see each other, but not attack each other. I'm only a newbie at quail but I read this somewhere on this site.
     
  3. beakmaster

    beakmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, good idea. I have the perfect setup for that as I have an extra pen that I can put beside the occupied pen.
     
  4. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a good question! I'm sorry I don't directly know the exact answer. But from keeping quail (jumbos) I've found that if any of them have a difference, they pick on them, smaller, weaker, even different colour. So I would be wary and introduce carefully, watching the smaller birds for injuries several times a day at first.
    Let us know how you get on.
     

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