Brooder question?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by double BB quail, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. double BB quail

    double BB quail Out Of The Brooder

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    is it ok to have a towel for a floor in the brooder? Just new to this have eggs on lockdown should start hatching tomorrow. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best to use paper towels. The floor is gonna get messy with poo, and will need to be replaced a couple times a day. Newspaper is too slippery, but paper towles have good enough grip. I wouldn't use regular towels, due to the mess, and they may try to tug the threads out.

    After a week or so, you can use shavings.
     
  3. double BB quail

    double BB quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I am going to use a Rubbermaid tote. I only have 15 eggs in the bator and tomorrow is day 17. My first quail.
     
  4. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blue shop paper towels they sell at Walmart and auto parts stores work great.
     
  5. double BB quail

    double BB quail Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some of them thanks. What do I need to look for when the eggs start hatching. Day 17 will be at 8 pm est.
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just use regular bath towels. Got tired of throwing away mountains of paper towels. I just shake them out, hang on the fence and hose off then throw them in the washer.
     
  7. double BB quail

    double BB quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input just waiting on them to hatch.
     

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