I just got a new pair of Quail i keep them with my chickens ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicken crazed 1o1, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    Dugald , Manitoba
    Iv just got a new a pair of Quail and I would like to keep them with my chickens does anybody keep them with there chickens ? I usually keep my breeding quail with my chickens (They have been together for 2 years there is know chance of them geting sick now) But I dont know how healthy these ones are ?
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011

  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    I wouldn't [​IMG]
  3. thekid

    thekid Songster

    nooooo waaaaay the chickens can give the quail a disease called coryza i think that is how its spelled lol
  4. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Songster

    Aug 16, 2010
    NEVER!!! why?:

    #1. disease! Coryza is the most common disease transferred from chickens, ducks or turkeys to game birds. The chicken may never exhibit any illness, but can easily pass it on to your quail. Unfortunately, as the quail have little-no immunity to this, it'll spread like wildfire killing most if not all of your flock (defiantly your pair). It passes usually through the droppings so always make sure to handle your game birds before your chickens.

    #2 Pecking. Your chickens can peck at your quail and give them nasty wounds, possibly leading to infections.

    Some people have gotten away with this, but they eventually get the disease and that's just a risk that many are not going to take.

    Edited to add: Not that this affects the relative question but, what type of quail is this pair (button, coturnix, bob white, valley, blue scale, mountain,gambel)? cause if it's coturnix or bob white (usually most common) then you really should have 4 females to 1 male to avoid injuries, please correct me if I'm wrong [​IMG] .
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011

  5. NOT reccommended. There is some very good info on here about the consequences of doing just that. WHY not give your quail what they need in a separate pen/cage/coop away from contact with your chickens. I understand that building a separet coop will require TIME & MONEY but it is necessary. Necessary for your chickens sake as well as your quails. I am not some animal loving fanatic, however I don't want to see any of my birds die needlessly or miserably. The only time I want to see them go (quickly) is when it is at my BBQ schedule, if you know what I mean.
  6. kip

    kip In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    I was given 2 hens lately and my other chickens got coryza about a week ago, the womon that gave me the hens told me they had coryza 2 years ago.
    When a chicken is cured from coryza it still carries it but you can't see that the chicken still carries it. An cured chicken never gets the symptons him/herself but still can give it to chickens that never had coryza so i think that quail also could carry it and spread it to other quails.
    But i won't put chickens with quail to be sure and chickens are quit agresive to small animals from other species and especially smaller animals.
  7. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    East Tennessee
    Quote:Their offspring has it too, I wouldn't put them together. What kind of quail? If it is coturnix you might need more hens...

  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    What kind of quail do you have?
  9. the outdoorsman44

    the outdoorsman44 Songster

    Jun 22, 2011
    Chandler, AZ
    no way

  10. kip

    kip In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    Quote:Their offspring has it too, I wouldn't put them together. What kind of quail? If it is coturnix you might need more hens...

    The hens were i talked about are chickens and i stopped incubating 3 weeks before the other chickens got the first symptons so their ofspring is not infected.
    What do you mean with you need more hens if they are coturnix?
    I stopped breeding with the coryza chickens and next year i'm only gonna breed with brown coturnix.

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