Quails and chickens

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thechickgal, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. thechickgal

    thechickgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I currently have 12 chickens. I am wanting to get some quail. So I'm going to build a separate pen and Coop in my yard and was wandering what's the safest distance from the chicken pen to quail pen to keep the quail safe from illness.
     
  2. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had mine about 70 feet but didnt matter when i let the chickens out they ran straight under the quail pen to eat. They were all together for 2 years i never had a issue.
     
  3. Quailen

    Quailen Just Hatched

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    They can be right next to each other and they'll be fine. Issues i had were only when they were together and the feed and water get contaminated with poop. Or too much chicken poop on floor. Even if mixed...just need ample space and clean feed and water. I recommend separated.
     
  4. thechickgal

    thechickgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help!:)
     

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