How much seperation between chicken and quail

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

  1. Ben M

    Ben M New Egg

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    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?

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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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

    poultrymad Out Of The Brooder

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    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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