Use Chicken to hatch quails

Soaker

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I've heard quails can get diseases very easily from chickens, and they shouldn't be kept together, but I've also heard a lot of people use chickens to hatch quails, since quails don't' get broody. How does that work? Won't the newly hatched quail chicks get sick?
 
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I'm not sure about disease and sickness but quail eggs are VERY small and I'd be worried about them being crushed. Also I've had a friend say that since they're different species they "speak different languages" which sounds odd but also makes sense in a way? I'm not sure how a chicken would feel about it, although take that second part with a grain of salt ;D

Most people just use incubators for quail, especially with them growing so fast it's fairly easy ^^ unless you're really lucky and blessed with a coturnix who will brood :O
 

FortCluck

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And about disease I find that false... I have had quail with my chickens for about a year and I’ve never lost 1 of them to disease from my chickens. They’re hardier than chickens in my opinion and also better layers 😂
 

Soaker

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And about disease I find that false... I have had quail with my chickens for about a year and I’ve never lost 1 of them to disease from my chickens. They’re hardier than chickens in my opinion and also better layers 😂
Well I dont have a chicken anyways, I was just wondering because I heard a lot of different things that don't make sense together. 😅
 

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