canary and quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by burny, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. burny

    burny In the Brooder

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    I have 2 canary and 3 chinese quail , when the quail have chicks will the canarys atack them or hurt them ? Thanks [​IMG]
     
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  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Songster

    The quail chicks should be kept in a heated brooder for the first 4 weeks so they should essentially be adults when you put them in there. The canaries shouldn't bother them but they might try to break each others nest which happens often in mixed aviaries (parkeets especially love breaking nests).
     
  3. burny

    burny In the Brooder

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    Thanks sorry but a little confused can they stay with their mother i will only take 2 of the chicks out and put them in the brooder ?
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Songster

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    Are you thinking the buttons will hatch chicks? this is rare but has happened, even to me. Anyway if you are worried just have a brooder ready in case the canaries attack. I don't think they will but you never know. You do know that you should only have one pair of buttons in the cage right? anyway good luck.
     

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