button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by squeak1387, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching out some button quail right now was wondering if anyone has any good advice
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Leave them until they all hatch so you don't shrink wrap them, then get them food and water as soon as you can because they can't wait as long as a chicken for food and water after they hatch.
     
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they can't drown. Put marbles in the waterer and have the brooder ready. Then set back and have fun. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you leave them in until they all hatch they won't do as good. Take them out as they dry.
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:If you leave them in until they all hatch they won't do as good. Take them out as they dry.

    I tried that and ended up shrink wrapping a bunch [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:This is bad advice, you need to remove hatchlings at least once every 24 hours. Most people move them when they are dry, I remove dry babies once every 12 hours.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:If you leave them in until they all hatch they won't do as good. Take them out as they dry.

    I tried that and ended up shrink wrapping a bunch [​IMG]

    You should have had some hot water or a cloth soaked in hot water to put in the incubator, if you leave quail chicks in the incubator for an extended period (more than 24 hours) they will starve.
     
  8. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tried that and ended up shrink wrapping a bunch [​IMG]

    You should have had some hot water or a cloth soaked in hot water to put in the incubator, if you leave quail chicks in the incubator for an extended period (more than 24 hours) they will starve.

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  9. meschelelaisav

    meschelelaisav Out Of The Brooder

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