baby quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by squeak1387, May 18, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you feed a just hatched quail? have about 5 breaking free want to make sure i get the right food for them.

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  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    The highest protein gamebird starter you can find. You'll probably want to grind the crumbles smaller, at first. Baby quail have TINY beaks.
     
  3. Mama Austranought

    Mama Austranought Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in Australia we can only get finch seed mix. My three day old Courtix chicks LOVE it. Someone also suggested fruit for them to peck at. But THE MAJOR PROBLEM is the water. I have had quite a few drown because the water is nice and warm from the brooder light and they just lie down in it and go to sleep. Since I moved the container away from the light I have had no more drown.
     
  4. cowgirl11

    cowgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    you can put marbles in their water so they can't drown:)
     
  5. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Be careful brooding them with chicken chicks-the chickens are much larger and tend to run over the quail, at least this is my expereince.

    Marbles in the water and I used chicken starter mash, finely powdered.
     
  6. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I decided to get another box for the quail. Now I'm trying to puppy proof the box cause somehow my dashound got into the quail box and ate 3 quails in a matter of seconds it took me to get him out
     
  7. Jen F

    Jen F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH NO!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah tell me about it. He was nose in the box about 45 seconds and all 3 were gone. I don't see how he did it. He is only like 2 months old so he is still small. I guess he swallowed them whole. [​IMG]
     
  9. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    Awww I'm sorry. I had only 2 hatch out of my first hatch ever. And my cat eat them. [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Unless the chicken chicks are serama...then they are easily confused as coturnix [​IMG]
     

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