Can i use a hot water bottle instead of a heat lamp for button (chinese)quail chicks?

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  1. PxelJ

    PxelJ Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wandering if i could use a hot water bottle instead of a heat lamp for a button (chinese) quail chick
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You can in a pinch, but you need to get them under heat. The heat needs to surround them, not just come from the feet. They can chill very easily and die if you don't use a heat lamp.

    Here is an article from our learning center on raising your chicks for the first 60 days. This is for chicken chicks, but this breed of quail is raised the same way.... https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    Then you will want to post questions in our Quail section for more help with your birds....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Good luck with your quail! They are so much fun to keep. :)
     
  3. PxelJ

    PxelJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the info it helped alot[​IMG]
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some good suggestions and links, good luck with your quail!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck with your quail! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    A hot water bottle won't stay at the same temperature - first it may be way too hot and then as it cools off too cold. And as two crows pointed out, it is heat from only one direction - not good enough for babies. Please heed her advice.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] & yes it will work [​IMG]
     

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