Can you raise quail with chickens?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by blaundee, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you keep chickens and quail together?
     
  2. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a general rule, no, the Quail wouldn't survive. I'm sure there may be a couple of folks on here that have made it work. I always kept them separate.
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Yeah, personally I wouldn't try it. I mostly keep bantams, but bantams can be pretty feisty and I'll bet they would try and bully the quail. Quail are so small and delicate, I think it's better to keep them separate.
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, for the good of quail.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Isn't it more an issue of disease than it is the size difference?
     
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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