Can I mixed 3 week old corturnix with newborns?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lostsoulhelpmejebus, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

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    I have 3) coturnix that are about 3 weeks old...may I add my newborns to the same brooder? So far I have 5 newbies, hopefully more by the time the weekend is here. I know with chickens as long as the newbies outnumber the older chicks I have not had a problem. Would this be true of quail as well?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It should be fine, you'll just have to watch them and make sure the older ones aren't picking on the babies.
     
  3. byoung14ever

    byoung14ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not do that!! The older ones get very nosy and will pick them to death most likely. I put a small partition in my brooder for the new ones. Once they get a week or so old then I put them together as by then they can run away plus they have the same brooder smell cause they were next to the older ones. Brad
     
  4. lostsoulhelpmejebus

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    Quote:Thanks so much for your answer! These are actually your eggs that are hatching! They will go into the brooder this evening so I can watch and see what happens for several hours.

    One is completely yellow and I have one that is much darker than the browns I recognize. Maybe I can post a pic this evening...all I know are goldens and browns.[​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The yellow would be an A&M. The dark one is probably a tibetan. They are so cute when they are itty-bitty! [​IMG] You might want to put something in there for the babies to hide in. I put brand-new button quail babies in with 4 and 5 week old buttons and didn't have any problem. Just be sure that you watch them pretty good for the first little while.
     
  6. lostsoulhelpmejebus

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    Hubby is hoping he can see "popcorn" in the hatcher tonight...lol
     

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