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post #1 of 13
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I am making a brooders with a rubermaid container that measures
33" long X 20" wide X 13" Tall

I will put about 42 1 week old georgia giants

I have a 250 watts heat lamp  can I use it?
or should I use something else?

please help Iam totally new to brooding quails..

Thank you

RAISING Runner Ducks and Seramas (got my first pair from Jerry Seramas)
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post #2 of 13

you want the brooder temp to start out at 95 * the first week and gradually lower  over the next few weeks till they are accustomed to regular temps. so whatever accomplishes that . I have a good sized Rubbermaid type container for my brooder and i use a 75watt bulb to start then lower it to a 60 watt then a 40 watt ...etc.
don't know what others use.be sure to keep an eye on the temp and the chicks behavior though so you don't overheat them or chill them.

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mom to 3 grown "kids". married to DH for 36 yrs. 1 dog( 1 BostonTerrier/Beagle  rescue) 1 mutt rabbit( also a rescue) ,2 rescue senior citizen Budgies ,assorted  Coturnix , and 2 ducks...so far ...LOL....
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In GOD we trust
mom to 3 grown "kids". married to DH for 36 yrs. 1 dog( 1 BostonTerrier/Beagle  rescue) 1 mutt rabbit( also a rescue) ,2 rescue senior citizen Budgies ,assorted  Coturnix , and 2 ducks...so far ...LOL....
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

I see you dont use heat lamp

That is my concern

I will try regular Bulb than

Thanks

RAISING Runner Ducks and Seramas (got my first pair from Jerry Seramas)
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RAISING Runner Ducks and Seramas (got my first pair from Jerry Seramas)
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post #4 of 13

Bobs Are Way More Cold Sensitive Than Coturnix,,, You Might Want To Start With 100watt Bulbs Instead Of 75 Watt.... I Dont Use Thermometers In Brooders- Thats What Chicks Are... Tiny Fuzzy Lil 2 Legged Thermometers. Just Observe Your Chicks And They Will Tell You If They're Too Hot Or Too Cold, Etc.

I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by jm93030 

I am making a brooders with a rubermaid container that measures
33" long X 20" wide X 13" Tall

I will put about 42 1 week old georgia giants

I have a 250 watts heat lamp  can I use it?
or should I use something else?

please help Iam totally new to brooding quails..

Thank you


That 250 watt heat lamp is a bit much for that small of a brooder.  I use a 250 watt red heat lamp in one of my brooders that's 30" x 60" x (22" tall), and I have it on one end.....as well as controlled by a thermostat.  You don't have to do all of that, but understand that a "heat lamp" is designed to disperse heat in a "flood / beam" combination, and is meant to send it out intensively in a concentrated area.  I would use the light bulbs as others are suggesting, or better yet, go over to Walmart and get a 125 watt (or lower but about that range) heat lamp, and put it on one end.  Like JJ said, they will let you know how their coping with the temperature in their little infant ward.  Be sure to put the water on the opposite end of the lamp, though.


Edited by _Randall_ - 2/11/11 at 6:46pm
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Bobwhites.......Nothin' but big ol' honkin' Georgia Giant Bobwhites.....headed to Kamp Kenmore............
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

OK very good

Tahnk you guys I will use 100 wts bulb and watch them

RAISING Runner Ducks and Seramas (got my first pair from Jerry Seramas)
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post #7 of 13

How Many Brooders Were You Planning To Use With These 42 Quail?

I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJMR794 

How Many Brooders Were You Planning To Use With These 42 Quail?


Im thinking of one only fo the next 2 weeks

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RAISING Runner Ducks and Seramas (got my first pair from Jerry Seramas)
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by jm93030 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJMR794 

How Many Brooders Were You Planning To Use With These 42 Quail?


Im thinking of one only fo the next 2 weeks


lau

WANNA TRY AGAIN? smile


SERIOUSLY THO, I RAISE BOBS ALL THE TIME, I USE TOTES MUCH LARGER THAN YOURS, I WOULDNT RECOMMEND OVER 20 BIRDS PER TOTE NOW, AND LESS IN A WEEK. SPACE IS KEY TO BOB WHITES. LACK OF IT PRODUCES VERY UNSAVORY RESULTS

I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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post #10 of 13

If You Do Try To Stick With This Plan I Would Advise Very Very Close Supervision, At Least That Way You Can Minimize Losses When The Great Quail War Starts (damage Control)

I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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