Mixing Quail (Coturnix) in with Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hozer, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Hozer

    Hozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excuse the newbie question (I am sure this has been asked before, but I am too lazy to do a search) but...can you mix layer quail in with your chickens?

    I know a woman who had quail in with her parrots and they stayed on the ground and ate the spilled feed...kinda like a "mop up" crew. My chickens were wasting a lot of feed lately and I thought it might work.

    I have Welsummers, Ameraucanas, and a couple Marans. I also have Polish banties and they are tolerated by the full sized chickens.

    My wife is Chinese and she likes the idea of quail eggs.

    I checked with someone I know who has both (seperately) and she said there may be some diseases that quail are immune to , but chickens are not and visa versa.

    Any advice and input will be promptly ignored...j/k.[​IMG]
     
  2. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Hozer

    Hozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the prompt response. Consider me educated.
     

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