Hello, newbie here!
I am new to quail, having had chickens for several years but not for a while I had the opportunity to have a few quails. I see the logic in not run sharing with chickens, especially as I am hoping to re home some ex bats- but is there anything else I should know? Can they use the same land albeit at differing times? Cross contaminating or disease or anything?
My intention is to have 2 runs one for quail and one for chucks, currently I have a couple of quail in an apex run which I move around the garden and another bigger static run. I was hoping to get another bigger static run ( the ones about 6ft tall with attached box) but I would like to move them around the garden to keep the weeds down. They cant be free range just yet as I have a dog. ( in the future the chucks would roam) So can they go on the same areas? or do I need to keep one side chuck one side quail? Can I see to them one after the other or should I wash hands etc first?
Also any other quail do's and donts would be appreciated!