Quail and Chickens

Discussion in 'Quail' started by animallover505, May 18, 2012.

  1. Can they live peacefully together? Also, how much room in a house and in a coop does a quail need, minumum?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Housing quail and chickens together is an old argument here. Some people do it successfully, but if your chickens happen to be carriers of a particular disease (the chickens may or may not have symptoms) the disease can kill the quail.
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Disease is a big issue. Also size difference between the species, chickens can kill quail.

    Space needs are different with different species of quail. Coturnix Quail can get by on 1 sq foot per bird. Larger species like Bobwhites need 4 sq feet per bird. The more space you can give any quail, the happier they will be.

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