Baby Quail hatched today when to put them in brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Soonerguy33, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should i put them in brooder and what temp should brooder be?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    I put mine in the brooder after about 12 hours. Temps should be around 95 for the first week.
     
  3. canter6

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    It really depends on the species, but for coturnix quail, I remove them from the bator when they are dry. I put them in a brooder with the temp set at 100 deg F. at the (Hot Spot) then adjust up or down from there.

    It really helps to know what species quail we are talking about.
     
  4. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you ..I didn tknow it mattered what type of baby quail they are?
     
  5. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Neither did I.
     
  6. canter6

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    Actually it does matter.
    Given times and settings, most "QUAIL" incubate with the same settings and depend on time per species.

    Brooder set ups are unique and based on species. I can brood 20 coturnix quail in my given space, but I need more if I'm going to brood bobs.
    That's why I raise coturnix.

    Brooder to grow out pen ratio is much higher for coturnix for me.

    Everyone's results may vary.
    Still not sure what species the OP is asking about. If coturnix, I will do my best to advise, if something else, I will differ to others that raise that species.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THAT PRETTY MUCH NAILS IT....
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Also In My Experience If You Start At 95 Day 1--- They Will Huddle Badly. Quail Are Quite Cold Sensitive At Early Ages--- I Start Mine At 100 Like Canter, And Slowly Drop It 5 Degrees Each Week. Now If Its Bobs And There's Alot Of Pecking Goin On (usually Starts About 2-3 Wks Of Age With These Guys...) Then I'll Bump The Temp Down A Lil More (seams Its More Difficult To Beat Your Brooder Buddies Up If You're Cold And Shivering...)
     

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