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Five quail and one baby chick together?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by farmerkylie, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. farmerkylie

    farmerkylie In the Brooder

    May 21, 2014
    I used to have 4 chicks but they all died except one so I was wondering if it's ok to put my baby chick in with my five baby quail? I heard disease can kill the quail from the chick.

  2. Kherome

    Kherome Chirping

    Aug 19, 2014
    I wouldn't do it.
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Chickens carry many diseases that they are resistant to but are fatal to quail. It's really best if they never have any contact and you wash your hands in between handling each species.

    Here is an example of a quail with very advanced coryza. Warning the picture is pretty graphic.

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