Chickens with quail?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cetacea, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Cetacea

    Cetacea Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 11, 2007
    I was just wondering if quail and chickens can live together. Would they all get along ok?
     
  2. salathiel

    salathiel Out Of The Brooder

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    If you are talking about bobwhite quail and full size chickens, I think there might be a problem...the chickens would probably pick on the quail. I know of and have read of cases where bantam hens have hatched out quail eggs, and successfully raised quail chicks. As adults, however, quail and chickens have different habits. I plan to get quail chicks this summer, but will keep them separate from the chickens. I hope to get them naturalized enough to breed and let them loose around our little farm.
     
  3. munchkin

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    We used to have quail living in with our bantam chooks & rooster, and they all got along fine.. It was in a very large aviary though, and the chooks were out free-ranging during the day.. The only problem we had was that baby quail when they hatched were so small that they went trough the aviary wire (smaller than chicken wire), and were very hard to contain.
     
  4. Cetacea

    Cetacea Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, it would be silkie chickens and maybe Mountain quail or California quail.
     
  5. munchkin

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    Don't know about anyone else, but we have always found silkies to be very gentle- they get pikced on by other chooks, even our little bantams! So i think you will be ok... Good luck and enjoy the dear little baby quail when they hatch (they are just like the yellow toy chicks they put on easter eggs, the cutest things!!)
     

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