Quails + Chickens = ????

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cluckcluckluke, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    i have 16 chickens, 2 white leghorns, 2 production Reds, and 12 sex links (black and red). If i get some quails will they mix in with my hens or will they be pecked? and if i do get them will they have to be in a separate cage all closed up so they dont escape?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chickens and quail is not a good mix. The quail will be picked upon and most likely killed by the chickens.
     
  3. UndergroundQuailRoad

    UndergroundQuailRoad Out Of The Brooder

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    Game birds are vulnerable to disease passed through the chickens, thus it is not healthy for the birds to be mixed with chickens. They also require a higher protein diet.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    thanks heaps, i think ill keep the quails up at the house anyway.
     
  5. siroiszoo

    siroiszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I wanted to do the same. Guess it's not a good idea until I can build a separate facility.
     
  6. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agree with sourland
     
  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    ye im going to have to do the same ive got a nice bird aviary lined up.
     
  8. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail pen is couple feet from the chicken run and has no problem.
     
  9. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    do guineas fowl mix well with hens
     

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