Would they be ok?

Jay262

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Apr 21, 2009
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Im considering buying some japanese quail. Im wondering if they would be ok to house with my black silkie chickens or would i need to build a new coop to occupy them?
 

bantamboy93

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I'm not an expert, but from what i've seen on the site, there are lots of dangerous diseases that can be passed between quail and chickens. It's best that you have a different coop for them.
 

Stellar

The Quail Lady
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Feb 6, 2010
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You would want to have them in a separate enclosure. Japanese QUail/coturnix can catch diseases from chicken even if the chicken do not present them.
 

Jay262

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i am prob gonna rule them out for me for this year then thx for the replies.
 
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animal8

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Aug 19, 2011
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Just a question that's not quite related to this thread. Can you house Coturnix and Bobwhite quail together? It would be in a large outdoor enclosure and there would only be a few of each species. I don't know if this would work, but I thought it would be worth asking.
 

animal8

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Quote:No you cannot the bobs have trouble living with their own species let alone coturnix.

Okay, thanks. I did think that would be the case, but I wanted to make sure
 

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