Can't remember/find temperture for baby coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicksngoats, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. chicksngoats

    chicksngoats Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the recommended temperature/week for coturnix? Like chickens, you are supposed to drop 5 or 10 degrees every week... I came in today and they were panting...but they seemed perfectly content 3 days ago. I raised the light a bit, but would rather put the thermometer in there to know right where the temp should be.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same as chickens....95* to start and then lower by 5* a week or so. But their behaviour is the most important clue to how warm to keep it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    What I do is I just leave the heatbulb at a steady 100*, but they have a big enough and ventilated enough pen that it works fine. They can be as close or as far as they want.
     
  4. chicksngoats

    chicksngoats Out Of The Brooder

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    I moved them to a different brooder today, so I wanted to sort of get an idea of where it should be, since I couldn't remember. It is more ventilated so should be easy for them to move away if they get too warm. My main concern was that they get too cold since it is outside.

    Thanks a bunch!
     

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