quail and fantails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by camchick, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked this in the pigeon and dove section but thought I should ask here too. Can I put fantails in an aviary with my quail?

    Thanx guys
     
  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    I think it depends, I was told no go on keeping RN doves with bobwhite as they tend to be aggressive. Fantails might do ok with some cots, gambles, or valleys. I'm not possitive, guess we'll see if anyone else chimes in.
     
  3. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends. What sort of quail ,and are the fantails breeding ??
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You shouldn't have any problems with coturnix. If your aviary is heated you can put buttons in there too. I wouldn't do it with more 'exotic' quail species though, not sure of their temperament. Definitely would not try with bobwhites!
     
  5. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks guys. The problem is I have two aviaries and both have quail in at the minute. One has cots so I should be ok there but the other side has cots and bobs in...
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You really shouldn't keep coturnix with bobs, bobwhites are very aggressive.
     
  7. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. A lot of people said the same but mine have been together for 3 months and not 1 problem so far. I only have bob hens that were raised with cots so maybe that's why?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That makes a little difference, but believe me, once you have a problem you have a BIG problem. You could wind up going out there one day to a bunch of dead coturnix. Might not happen, but that's a bad way to learn 'I told you so'.....
     
  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    I keep my Bobs with my cots and they are fine, plus they weren't raised together. My cots are the ones killing my bob hens. [​IMG]
     
  10. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    That's not good... And everyone says its bobs that are aggressive!!
     

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