Is there a disease issue with raising quail on the same property

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BayouPoules, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there a disease issue with raising quail on the same property as chickens. They would have their own brooder and cages. My DD wants to raise some Buttons and I thought I had read there might be a problem,,..
    Quail would be new to us,..
    Any info would be appreciated!
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
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    Some have a problem, and are adament that they be kept separate. but for me, in a 20x24 barn, I had horses, chickens, quail, ducks and rabbit all living together for three years--not one problem.
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:the problem with quail exposed to close proxcimity( sp.?) to chickens is that chickens can be carriers of illnesses that quail will die from.
    that said, Buttons are kept inside in 1m to 1f pairs ..whereas chickens are outside.. so i would imagine that as long as you didn't handle your Buttons without disinfecting your hands & etc. there 'd be no issues....
     
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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Provided They Do Not Mix With Or Live Within Close (adjoining Pens) And Biosecurity Is Observed You Should Have No Problems. Mix Them, Or Cross Contaminate Them Then Yes Disease Can Certainly Be A Very Ugly Issue
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Button quail should be housed indoors in pairs (kudos mhwc56!) so you shouldn't have a problem housing them on the same property. [​IMG] JJ is right though, you need to practice bio-security measures as chickens can be carriers for some ugly diseases.
     
  7. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all very much for your time,.. that is exactly what I needed to know and we will take the advise and keep them on opposite sides of the property and we do and will continue our Biosecurity regimen.
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  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YOU SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO!
     

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