Mixing It Up

Discussion in 'Quail' started by doolally, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. doolally

    doolally Out Of The Brooder

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    I've currently a fairly large shed and run for my Chinese Painted Quails. However, I was thinking about adding a different type of quail to my collection, maybe Coturnix, etc.

    Can I keep them all together? Any risks to this?
     
  2. buttonquailtx

    buttonquailtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't recommend mixing button quail with any other species of quail. The buttons are so small that the larger quail will normally bully them.
     
  3. Brianna1090

    Brianna1090 New Egg

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    You have that backwards. Button quail are very aggressive. I raised them for years and they will attack anything repeatedly. Even chickens and ducks were assaulted. Group quail based on breed temperament. Bobwhites are calm and I believe so are gambles and California quail.
     
  4. ylly

    ylly Out Of The Brooder

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    I Raise them all , they all can be aggressive.
     
  5. buttonquailtx

    buttonquailtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no doubt that button quail can be very aggressive. But mixing them with bigger quail is much like mixing an aggressive chihuahua with a pit bull. The chihuahua might cause some damage to the pit, but the pit could easily kill the chihuahua.
     
  6. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Basically, No. But cots are great, if you wanted to get some I'd recommend it, just not in the same cage as the buttons tehe [​IMG]
     

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