Button quail chick brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rashid100, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a little update on the chicks I hatched in my homemade incubator. They are eating and drinking well and having a great time in their brooder! Here's a short video I took of them in the brooder:
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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you put a square plastic bottle full of water (I use those aloe drinks from the store because the chicks can't roll the bottle around) or a clean red brick on the floor it will absorb the heat from the lamp and ensure that your brooder temp stays more stable throughout the day. It also helps avoid suffocation by piling if you have a lot of chicks and your temps drop for any reason.
     
  3. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the suggestion :) I think I'll go with the water bottle
     

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