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

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    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

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    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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