Info Needed About Quails- Please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Melinda1314, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Melinda1314

    Melinda1314 In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2014
    So I just got offered 3 quail chicks for free along with 3 silkie chicks, i know what i need to know about the silkies as i have had chickens and ducks for quite a while now but I know nothing about quails. i would love to learn more about quails and i would like to excepted the offer of the 3 quail chicks as while, but first i would like to know more about them. for example,
    can they fly?
    what do i feed them while their chicks and when they grow up?
    can they be housed with my chickens and ducks?
    how long do they live for?
    how often do they lay and when should they start laying?
  2. spotsplus

    spotsplus Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    I have set up pages on my site with lots of info on all types of quails including Button and Coturnix:

  3. Melinda1314

    Melinda1314 In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2014
    Great thank you both for all this info it's helped alot the one thing is can i house them with my chickens?
  4. Kherome

    Kherome Chirping

    Aug 19, 2014
    No, you should not house the quail with chickens. The chickens can not only kill the smaller quail, but they can pass chicken diseases off to quail. While the chickens may carry a disease and have little to no outward symptoms, quail will die from chicken diseases.
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Songster


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