Baby Quail brooder question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by dave812, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. dave812

    dave812 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old do chicks need to be before I put them on 1/2 in mesh to keep them out of poop?
     
  2. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put 116 on 1/2"x1/2" at 7 days old with no problems.
     
  3. dave812

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    I just didn't know if there feet would fall trough and hurt the chicks
     
  4. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    About after a week or 2
    I use 1/8 inch wire for them as babies but I find if its too cold the huddle up together and get their knees caught in the wire which messes up their joint and then they die because they can walk right.
     
  5. dave812

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    Thx this helps I guess I will wait longer then
     

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