Is it Ok to have Quail and Chickens in the same coop

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 19maycraft, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. 19maycraft

    19maycraft Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 buff silkie hens, 1 polish hen and 2 cochin hens...from 1year and half in age down to 8 months...I wanted to get some some adult quail pairs for eggs....Can they live in the same coop together with the chickens

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  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine do
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mine are seperated, sort of [​IMG] . The chickens don't have their own coop, they just roost in the barn, and the quail are in a cage in the barn.

    I have heard that either the quail can make the chickens sick, or vice versa, but I don't know about that.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I personally wouldnt...one hard peck from a chicken on a quails head could mean death, not to mention theres been many cases of anamorous roos going after defensless quails. Also the illness factor. I mainly wouldnt because of the risk of the chickens hurting the quails. Roos have spurs...consider that for sure.
     
  5. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the quail,i have valley and they would probably knock the snot out of my chickens if they were together..
     

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