baby chick just hatched, now what do i do?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thriftforfun, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. thriftforfun

    thriftforfun New Egg

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    hi everyone, i am new to raising quail. my first egg hatched tonight (it is so cute) and now i don't know what to do with it. do i give it food and water now and do i leave it in the incubator? thanks,misty
     
  2. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will be best in a brooder.
    what type of quail is it?
     
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Leave it in the incubator until its dry or fluffy, so around 24 hours after hatching, it has enough yolk to survive about 2 days without food or water. After that you can put it in the brooder, with food and water.

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  4. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail actually can't live as long in the incubator as chickens...12 hours is good...24 tops, before the babies will need food and water.

    I wait until they dry off, check to make sure there aren't any more pips, and then take the babies out and into the brooder as soon as I can without risking any other eggs.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:This is what I do also, just be sure to have some very warm water to add to your water troughs/sponges to help the humidity come back up quickly.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I WILL FEED HIM, AND RUB HIM AND LOVE HIM AND CALL HIM GEORGE!
     
  7. thriftforfun

    thriftforfun New Egg

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    i now have two little babies. i do not have a broder so i made one myself. i have a small aquariam that i put a heating pad on the bottom, then covered it with pine shaving and have a light over top. they seem very comfortable and have been drinking and eating. All the quail i have are Coturnix, i have a few italian, tux., and just the regular so it will be interesting to see what they will look like. i am trying to post a picture, i hope it will show up, if not.....any suggestions? thanks everyone for the info!!!
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