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quails living with chickens

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailss, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. quailss

    quailss In the Brooder

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    i have 4 female chickens. 2 japanese bantams and 2 red sexlinks. I am wondering if i could mix quail with them because i am thinking of letting one of the japanese bantams to incubate it if it was broody. I saw somewhere that they both eat scratch feed. Anyone have any ideas?
     

  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

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    I was told to keep my quail separate from my chickens, because of disease from chickens passing to quail, I don't fully understand it, hope someone can give you a better answer I think if you go through the topics you'll see the same question asked.
     
  3. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    Quote:Any experienced quail owner will tell you that keeping quail witch chickens is a bad and dangerous idea (for your quail) mainly cause of deseases chicken carry.
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    chickens may be carriers of a disease without having an adverse reaction to that disease BUT they can pass the disease on to the quails and make them very sick or kill them.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:#1, THE DISEASE ISSUE. CHECK THE LINK FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=250361

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    , THEY DO NOT EAT THE SAME FEED UNLESS YOUR BANNIES ARE CONSUMING LARGE AMOUNTS OF HIGH PROTIEN GAMEBIRD FEED (WHICH WOULD BE BAD FOR THEM--- RENAL FAILURE, CURLED FEATHERS, ETC...)

    #3 BANNIES AS INCUBATORS FOR QUAIL EGGS ARE BAD IDEA- 1 THE DISEASE ISSUE AGAIN, 2- SIZE EVEN THE TINIEST BANNIE IS USUALLY TOO LARGE TO EFFECTIVELY INCUBATE AND HATCH QUAIL EGGS EITHER THEY CRACJK THE EGGS, MASH THE CHICKS DURING THE HATCH OR SMOTHER THEM ONCE HATCHED

    SORRY TO SAY THE IDEA WHILE IT SOUNDS NICE IN THOUGHT USUALLY ENDS UP BEING A NIGHTMARE IN PRACTICE FOR THE OWNER AND A DEATH SENTANCE FOR THE QUAIL. I HAVENT EVEN TOUCHED ON AGRESSION PROBLEMS...
     
  6. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Songster

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    Also, from personal experience.. one will kill the other, usually it's chickens killing the quail.
     

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