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  1. _Randall_

    quails light bulbs red or white which kind to use?

    Red lights are as good as it gets, and does camo blood when it comes to "light to see" or....in my case, heat lamps. BUT, unless your chicks are confinded to total darkness, and depend on artificial light to see or for warmth (or both) and provided strictly red lighting......a red light is not...
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    Bill, you've prolly heard me say this a time or 7, but the thermostat is the heart of the heating system. An un-cooperative / inconsistant / broad-range stat will put you in depression mode if you go cheapy on one....
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    My baby bobs keep dying. What might be the cause?

    Allrighty, here's my take on it one more time. My local / available "starter" feed is Nutrena NatureWise Turkey and Quail Starter (Medicated). There is 200 Grams of Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate per ton (2,000 lbs.) of feed. That equals to 100 milligrams per 1 pound of feed (less than the...
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    How many day to hatch quail??

    Ditto! What I tend to question when folks are not seeing actual hatching on that 23rd day is..........What day do you consider "Day 1"? The answer to that can be explained as such ------ If I set eggs right now at 9:00 pm on this beautiful Missippy night, then tomorrow night (Saturday night)...
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    Bill, I don’t know if there really is a true 25 watt difference in the 225 watt element you have and this 250 watt: http://www.snlivestock.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=46 , but the 250 watt is what I went with because of the cabinet size. Yours is gonna have a lot of...
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    Persevere, my friend....
  8. _Randall_

    Bobwhite Quail

    I don't know the makeup of duck starter feed, but if I was hatching 1 Bobwhite quail or 100 Bobwhite quail, I would make every ditch effort to find a good quality "Gamebird (Quail) Starter. Do it right. Those chicks are at your mercy for a quality life!
  9. _Randall_

    Hey Fat Daddy...

    Heck, man.........I still got more if you need'em. Keep up the good work!!
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    Funny you said that Bill, cause I really was wondering if a thread title could be changed. Heck, since it's done turned into a how-to-build-a-cabinet-bator theme, it might be useful to others.......who knows? Just shows there's countless adds and changes that can be made to make a custom bator...
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    You're on a roll, now..............I'm stayin' tuned in for the grand finally.....
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    One other thing that may be worth noting, I notice when I run one fan, the other fan has a reverse draft going through it ( I can see the fan blade wanting to turn in the opposite direction ever so lightly). My theory on this is that it allows yet more heat to be sent through the live fan...
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    Went to the Auction and my DH bought Quail...what do I do????

    Bill, to give this person the benifit of the doubt, when I re-read his/her post this morning, he/she may be talking about regular "chicken" chick feed. I've never used that stuff, and that may be what he/she is referring to, as I can understand why it's not recommended for quail chicks.
  14. _Randall_

    Hey Fat Daddy...

    It will be snazzy, I can tell already!
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    I think you'll be fine on the 5" duct, Bill. Yep, the 1" intake holes are dead center of each fan. Anywhere close, and I think they'll pull the fresh air in. The 1/4" holes are about 4" from the bottom and about 2" from the front. There's a repeat of these about 1/2 way up from the bottom on...
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    I think that coating plan would work just fine, Bill. I was gonna stain my outside, but chose to keep the natural light colored oak finish. The bator is gonna form condensation inside - especially at lockdown, and I didn't want the wood to absorb that. The water based urethane is really...
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    Went to the Auction and my DH bought Quail...what do I do????

    Are you talking medicated "chick (as in chicken) feed" or "Game Bird Chick Starter"? Speaking solely for Nutrena (Medicated) Quail & Turkey Starter (30% protein), I raise hundreds of Bobs each year and the first bite of food they get right out of the bator is this feed, and they don't get...
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    Hey Fat Daddy...

    Oh yeah, Bill F................ The inside dimensions of mine is 32-1/2" tall x 20-1/2" wide x 24" deep. It's made from oak, and has multiple coats of water based urethane clear inside and out.
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