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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Oct 17, 2011.

  1. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So im gonna hatch quail and my question is can it stay with a chicken. The chicken is a small medium hen and its about 13 weeks so will the quail be alright
     
  2. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have know idea! good question though! id love to find out!

    ANYONE???
     
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I would think that a hen would peck at a quail just like she would a baby chick. You can't just throw smaller birds in with a chicken: she will kill it. Your chicken will kill your quail.
     
  4. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    No, do not do it. A chicken will kill young chicks if she isn't broody or hasn't hatched them. Quail are tiny and delicate. A chicken will stomp them.
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    I would think that a hen would peck at a quail just like she would a baby chick. You can't just throw smaller birds in with a chicken: she will kill it. Your chicken will kill your quail.

    x2 Not a good idea to put them together.​
     
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    It is best to keep quail away from chickens, they are very prone to chicken illnesses. You need at least 2 quail or they run themselves ragged looking for a buddy.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No I posted this on my phone long story short I accidently pressed post twice
     
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