i had 3 quail all died

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdboy508, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had 3 baby chicks in with them do you think thats why they died. chiks were also kind of crowding the quail.
     
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  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Possibly, I've raised quail with chicks and had no deaths but others have had problems.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    We need more info.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Personally I doubt it unless the chicks were smashing them or picking on them. It's possible that they had some disease but most egg-transferable diseases don't 'show up' until the babies are a week old.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What do you mean by "crowding."? If they were trampling or squashing them, then YES, the chicks may have been the cause of death.
     
  6. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old? Could have been disease transfer, but it also could have been the chickens beating the quail. We need a little more info...
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Depends on the breed of quail too, buttons would be crushed fast then a coturnix
     

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