Coturnix and Silkies?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Desetoile, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Desetoile

    Desetoile New Egg

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    Good Morning!

    Can I house Coturnix with Silkies? I am in the process of building a small coop (design found here on BYC) for 3 silkie hens. I am wondering if I can keep/raise a few coturnix in with them. I already have 3 Chinese Painted Quail, but they are in the aviary with my exotic finches and are quite happy there. They come inside in the winter to the indoor aviaries with the finches. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    No, the quail will catch Coryza and die [​IMG].
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Here is a more educated answer:
    coturnix should have their own housing, chickens can get quite vicious to quail and there is the disease factor which isn't 100% true (there are more diseases than coryza).
     
  4. Desetoile

    Desetoile New Egg

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    Thank you so much for that information. I appreciate it!
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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