Baby bobwhite quail question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by wildturkey035, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. wildturkey035

    wildturkey035 New Egg

    Jun 22, 2013
    I had 7 baby bobwhites in a coop with their parents. Then today the mother died, so the babies are only with their father. what should i do? do you think thy bays will be ok? (they are a day old)
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You will need to put them under a heat lamp. While male Bobwhites can make a good parent, they can't brood like the momma can. So unless you see him with the babies under his wings, you will need to brood them yourself. Start them at 97 degrees, lowering the heat by 5 degrees each week for 5 weeks.

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