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Discussion in 'Quail' started by FlChickenMama, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. FlChickenMama

    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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    Chicks are here :) I'm in love.

    Brooder is fluctuating between 94 and 97 they are 1 week old. All are eating and drinking well. Should i put some fresh sand in a pie pan in for them?
     
  2. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had chicks that young be interested in a dirt bath. Let us know how it goes.
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of my coturnix quail started dustbathing in their food crumbs just a few days after hatching... Put some sand in a shallow dish and they just appear to eat it until they get the majority of their feathers - my experience :p
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were on deep litter by day 3 and dust bathing in it by day 5.
     
  5. mistymmg

    mistymmg Just Hatched

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    I was wondering the same thing... Do I need sand in with my 1 week olds?? They've feathered out soooo much faster than I thought they would.. I have 3 pheasants also & the one that's a day older (8days old) is huge & has its wings almost full feathered!! [​IMG]
     
  6. FlChickenMama

    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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    @mistymmg I put some twigs in my brooder today and they seem to enjoy jumping up on them. I think I will throw some sand in a small dish and see what they do. It has rained every afternoon so maybe tomorrow Ill scoop some up and spread it out on a tray to dry in the sun for them.
     
  7. FlChickenMama

    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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    They love the sand! I put a shallow plate of warm sand in, at first they pecked around at it but then one little guy just started rolling all around fluffing its feathers out. Its was kind of comical. The rest followed. 30 minutes later they have almost scratched every bit of the sand out. I'm really glad I tried it. They are 1 week 2 days old.
     
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  8. FlChickenMama

    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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    I'm mobile with a 2yr old. [​IMG] I will try to upload a pic in just a little bit.
     
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  9. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your birds love you for it. [​IMG]
     

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