Chickens and Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Tomski, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Tomski

    Tomski Chillin' With My Peeps

    I realize that Quail shouldn't be raised with Chickens. What's a safe distance? Chickens don't free range - they stay in their run.
     
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great question!

    Probably the best answer is "as far as possible", lol. Having said that, mine are close to 200' from my closest pens/coops with no issues so far.
     
  3. mercedes

    mercedes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I,too would be very interested to hear some opinions about this.I hope to acquire some quail soon and would like to keep them for meat and eggs.My chicken coop and runs are about 30 feet from my house and the the set-up for my future quail is a 4foot by 5foot rabbit hutch style coop next to my porch.Good idea or bad?
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens live right next to my Bob's. My chickens range also.I'm not telling you to do it but I do it. I have 3 quail pens & two chicken coops. It's been a year now & all is well. Here's my chicken checking on the quail.[​IMG]
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    this is an age old question, many issue arise from it, as i've heard you can keep them close enough(i wouldn't have them more then 10 feet) the main issue you want is to control poop transfer

    no chicken poop in quail city
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I keep mine about 50 yards away but my chickens do freerange, that being said I keep my quail in elevated cages so there is no way they can get into chicken poop, however the chickens do occasionally get under the quail to try to eat the seeds and stuff they drop, I try to keep the door to the quail shed shut but the lil buggers know there is "candy" on the floor lol

    I havn't had any issues thus far but I do hear that its worse if the quail eat the chicken poop than vice versa
     

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