Quails & Chicks

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Small Town Girl, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Small Town Girl

    Small Town Girl In the Brooder

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    Hi! I am new to BYC, having just ordered my first chickens online. My chicks will be arriving the first week of August from My Pet Chicken. Anyway, last week I bought five 5-week old quail chicks (bob whites) on impulse. Since they were older, they are really skittish and will probably never really be tame. I was wondering if it would be alright to keep them in the same coop with my chickens (once the chicks were older.) Will the two species co-exist or am I going to have to arrange for separate quarters? I appreciate your input! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I keep mine seperate because the quail are so small and flighty that their escape would be inevitable. As the chickens get older, I think they may turn aggressive towards the quail, then again, the chickens probably couldn't catch the quail.

    I would build seperate pens, just to be safe.

    Someone else, may have more experience with this.

    -Kim
     
  3. Small Town Girl

    Small Town Girl In the Brooder

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    Thanks Kim! I was pretty sure the answer was going to be "no", but thought I'd go to the experts. I will have to get the little guys their own run with itty bitty wire, as they all seem to be escape artists!

    Jennifer
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Everything I've read is "no"... sorry. Size differences, susceptibility to each other's diseases, attitudes... I wouldn't think the quail would do very well in the same setting. And don't feel badly... I've raised BWs from eggs and they're just as skittish. [​IMG] Darnit.

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  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

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    mine are fine together, the quail mother 'em [​IMG] oh yeah i forgot [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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