Dual purpose question....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by smirch9, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. smirch9

    smirch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been successful with raising Bob Whites for a while now, and I only do it in the early Fall and winter months, With that being said, my pens set empty for 3-6 months. I am looking to raise some meat birds and was wondering if I can use these pens for a dual purpose or should I shy away from doing it. I do not want to pass any infectious diseases between the two breeds and thought if I disinfected it would be ok. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    It would be fine to put another breed in for the winter. If you are looking for meat and eggs coturnix are the way to go.
     
  3. smirch9

    smirch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I raise DP birds now, and Turkeys. I raise the quail and sell them, however my quail pens set empty til next season. I am wanting to raise Cornish Rocks in lew of quail until it its time to start the quail again. So what I want to do is raise the Cornish Rocks in my quail pens, then in turn use them to raise quail when I'm finished with the chickens. Good idea or not?
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:NOT a good idea. Chickens are carriers of diseases that quail are not able to fight off if they contract it. If you alternately grow quail and chickens in the same cages you are asking for problems.
     
  5. smirch9

    smirch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:NOT a good idea. Chickens are carriers of diseases that quail are not able to fight off if they contract it. If you alternately grow quail and chickens in the same cages you are asking for problems.

    Thank you for the reply. I've read a lot on this forum where it said do not raise together, however these birds are not together, just grown at different times. I will build another pen.
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:NOT a good idea. Chickens are carriers of diseases that quail are not able to fight off if they contract it. If you alternately grow quail and chickens in the same cages you are asking for problems.

    Thank you for the reply. I've read a lot on this forum where it said do not raise together, however these birds are not together, just grown at different times. I will build another pen.

    that is your safest choice...Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you for the reply. I've read a lot on this forum where it said do not raise together, however these birds are not together, just grown at different times. I will build another pen.

    that is your safest choice...Good Luck! [​IMG]

    X2
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I have raised chickens in the same cage that quail USED to be in, but I bleached the crap out of it before I put the quail back in. I even start a fire on the ground under where they will go. It worked out great, but that is me. I would build a new pen.
     

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