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caliornia valley quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by eagle15, May 9, 2016.

  1. eagle15

    eagle15 Hatching

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    I am trying to raise California valley quail again this year. For some reason I get 2 or 3 to hatch and they live for about 4 days and then they start laying on their back and die. I have the brooder temp at 99.5, food and water. Can anyone give me some suggestions.
     

  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    What kind of feed? Do you have marbles in the water so they can't get wet? Are there areas where the brooder isn't as warm?
    I have no experience with brooders, but I've been hanging around this forum for a while and I think those are some of the relevant questions..
     
  3. eagle15

    eagle15 Hatching

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    This is my second year of trying to raise them. Last year I did ok. raised 4 to adults. Once they hatch they remain in hatcher for 24 hrs then I move them to the brooder. I use turkey multch feed, marbles in water, cooler areas in brooder so they can escape from heat.
     

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