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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckncover, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    So far I have one button quail chick. It's been a while and I'm starting to get nervous nothing else is going to hatch. I hope he'll be okay alone. [​IMG] And the worst part is I can't get my brooder up to 95 degrees. Any ideas. It's a 20 galloon fish tank with a heat lamp with a 60 watt bulb.
     
  2. NancyP1

    NancyP1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    75 or 100 watt bulb?
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    75 watt red. Those guys are crazy.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I always used a 60 watt bulb for my buttons. They got way too hot with the 75-100 wtt bulbs, and I had at least 3 buttons die from getting too hot.

    Watch them carefully when you put them in the brooder and see how they act. If they are huddled under the light, they're cold, if they are at the very back of the brooder panting, they're too hot. If they're running around contently around the brooder the temp is perfect. [​IMG]
    Good luck~ Aspen
     

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