How much seperation between chicken and quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Ben M, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Ben M

    Ben M Hatching

    Oct 27, 2016
    I've read over and over again that chicken and quail shouldn't be lodged together, but no indication of how much seperation is required. I just wanted to double check if my coop layout would be considered relatively safe. I have a back shed that I want to use for my fowl. If I run cages along one wall, leave a 3" walkway, then install a plywood wall for the chicken coop, would that be enough separation to prevent transfer of disease?

  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    100 feet is the rule of thumb for separation of poultry
  3. poultrymad

    poultrymad In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2016
    Staffordshire, uk
    I always kept chickens and quail in pens side by side with only 1 bit of mesh or wood with no problems. If it was elegant or something that expensive I would probably make sure that they are along way a way from chickens but for just normal Japanese or bobwhites then they should be fine.

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