EMERGENCY!!!(well not really?)button quail and cotournix quail!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RenegadeSkate3, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. RenegadeSkate3

    RenegadeSkate3 Chirping

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    57D75954-3E2B-4C84-9E1B-01222B847045.jpeg 29FA8075-51C4-4DD7-8B69-F50F0BD9EE2C.jpeg Can I place the newborn button quail with the 6 day old cotournix quails? The box is kinda small.... in planning tomorrow getting a bigger box! Otherwise is it okey?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Songster

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    Should be fine.
     
  3. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    AWWWW!SO CUTE! Look like you hatched quite a few too! Good for you!:love:loveyes, as long as there isn't a major difference in the size they should be okay! :thumbsup

    Good luck!:thumbsup:love
     
  4. RenegadeSkate3

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    They are half the size the cotournix are.... the button quail are super small.... and the cotournix quail towers them..... help?
     
  5. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    Maybe put a small divider in the brooder? Something that can see each other but not touch each other. Like hardware cloth or something. Then if they seem okay with each other you can let them be together. ORRR, you could let them go together and see how they act. They could be just fine, but you'd want to make sure before you leave!:thumbsup
     
  6. RenegadeSkate3

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    Here they are... inside with the big birds.... they are not gonna get pecked to death are they?
     

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  7. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    Awwww.:love They should be okay. Check up on them as much as possible, but don't worry yourself too much!:hugs Btw, I love your heater for the chicks, I need to get myself one of those, and get rid of my heat lamp!:thumbsup
    Good luck!:thumbsup
     
  8. RenegadeSkate3

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    One of the big quails was picking a small black button quail by it’s foot and kicking it out of the nest
     
  9. RenegadeSkate3

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    Well....6 of the quailsare lightly sitting on top of some of the button quail... keeping them warm... 2 button quail are picking at the small ones feet!!!
     
  10. BirdGirl2004

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    Have you tried putting a divider in ttjhere? I would just let them do there thing and only intervene when absolutely necessary.
     

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