Quail with pigeons?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quickj, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. quickj

    quickj New Egg

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    Can you have bobwhites with pigeons in a large aviary
     
  2. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try it and see. I think you should be fine.
     
  3. quickj

    quickj New Egg

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    Thx for the help
     
  4. Colourful

    Colourful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had them together for a little while, and they were okay for the first few days, then the pigeons would peck the quail at the slightest thing. Un-like other birds, pigeons claim both the flying space, and the ground. Plus, pigeons are immune to lots of diseases (but carry them) that will kill quail much easier, so make sure you get your birds from a good source.

    Good luck!
     
  5. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I thought of that. It would probably be best in a walk in pen(or just a pen with some height to it) so the pigeons roosts and nests can be up high and keep the ground space clear for the quail. If it's just like 2' high and the nest and roost are on the ground than the pigeons will for sure claim floor space as territory and run other birds out of it. But like I said, shouldn't be a problem with roost and nest up higher. Two waterers and feeders at separate sides of the pen will help, too. Disease could certainly be an issue, but with healthy pigeons and quail I wouldn't worry about it, they don't pose much, if really any threat to each other, especially if you keep things fairly sanitary and run bleach in the water. But, bad things could always happen! I plan on doing the same, so I'm not recommending something that I wouldn't do!
     
  6. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got a pigeon with my japs i had to put him in a cage alone bcause he hits them in the head had alot of blood
     

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