Age of coturnix out of booder?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by groundpecker, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New to raising coturnix quail. At what age in weeks is it ok to remove them from the brooder and to the outside pen? Other helpful advice on the transition is also welcome.
     
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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i move my birds out of the brooder at 4 weeks of age(coturnix)during spring/summer to an outside grow pen, during the colder months i wait till 6 weeks when they are more feathered out.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It depends on time of year and your outdoor set up. In summer I often move mine outside around 3 weeks old to a cage inside my barn out of any wind or rain (not like we get any rain in the summer [​IMG]). This time of year I'll wait until they don't have any fuzz left, so probably 5-6 weeks old. Same outdoor set up with birds this time of year: Cage inside the barn. When I've had quail to move outdoors in winter I've moved their light with them. The first coturnix I had actually stayed inside till they were 12-14 weeks cause I thought it was too cold to move them [​IMG]
     
  4. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I converted a 10x16 building into a quail hutch. guess i forgot to mention that.
     

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