Quails and Chicken together

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pancholoco, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pen with 17 quails inside of chicken run 5 feet above ground Quail will be affected by chickens? Any disease? Help please
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It is possible that disease could be an issue. Chicken dander carries disease and when your chickens molt, the dander does fly. Just make sure that when you are in the chicken run, your hands are sparkling clean and have not touched anything "chicken" until you are done with your quail. Do not share any chicken utensils with your quail and also do not allow the chickens to roost on top of the pen. Always think bio security for the quail.

    However, only time will tell if your situation keeps your quail healthy.
     
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  3. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, good to know that. Sometimes I took my quails out of the pen and I put them down in the chicken run ground (of course chicken wasn't there) and I didn't have any problems yet. I'll take care of that.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It is not the actual presence of chickens...it is the bacteria and virus's in the poop, dirt, feather dander and such. So by allowing the quail access to the same dirt as the chickens is exposure to something the chickens might be carrying that may be deadly to your quail. Not every chicken is carrying something harmful to quail, but it is not worth the risk. The chickens will not be showing signs of anything as well.
     

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