stupid question alert! ;)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tweetyflights, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so i bet these are REALLY stupid questions but here they are:

    1. I have my pet valley quail and in the spring I'm getting courintix (?) , ya i did start out with only wanting my one quail but nooo they're too addicting [​IMG] , and I'm just wondering if there could be any diseases transferred between the two? ( other than the usual all quail diseases like worms, etc.)

    and 2. would a raised 4x6 pen be enough for about 8 quail with no crowding? i know the 1 foot per bird approx. rule but i don't know how to calculate the sq. feet. lol stupid right [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You calculate the square foot measurement by multiplying the length by the width. So if you have a cage that is 2' x 4' it has 8 sq. ft. of space.

    They can get any diseases that chickens can get and a few specific to quail as well; it is always a good idea to quarantine new birds. But you shouldn't keep coturnix with valleys anyway [​IMG]
     
  3. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2. You can definitely have both but they really should be kept in separate pens.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    4x6=24 Sq Ft (final Answer! ) [​IMG]

    Yes They Both Be Susceptible To The Same Illnesses And Could Be A Potential Source For Infection To Each Other

    No Mixing Quail Speces Is Very Bad Mojo And Often Times Brings About The Gamebird Version Of The 3rd World Countries We See In The 6 O Clock News--- Much Racial Unrest And Violence
     
  5. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks for your replies! [​IMG] oh and sorry i did forget to mention the valley will be in the house in his own cage and the courintix will be in the outdoor pen.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I FIGURED SOMETHING LIKE THAT.. JUST BE AWARE IF YOUR COTS GET ILL YOU CAN INFECT YOUR VALLEY IF NOT TAKING PROPER BIOLOGIC ISOLATION.. OR VICE VERSA.
     

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