Feed assistance for newborn quail??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jwatts, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    Hello, i have been thinking of trying to hatch some quail of my own soon. I have just made my own DIY wine fridge incu. Everything seems to be going fine with it, i just cant seem to get the humidity past 55%. i'd like to get it higher for hatching but my pan is almost the size of the inside of the incu. Anyway what kind of feed do you feed newborns? Is there a gamebird starter and regular gamebird feed? What does most people do? thank you for your time.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Try adding wet sponges to the incubator to up the humidity level. The more sponges you add, the more humid it will get.

    Quail need gamebird starter or turkey starter. Something with 24% to 28% protein. No chicken feed or chicken layer feed.
  3. jwatts

    jwatts Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    Thank you, i have added 5 total sponges, the kitchen yellow and green kind but i cant seem to get it higher than 50-60%
  4. MrNappy

    MrNappy Songster

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Put em in trays? Fill trays with water and put sponges in, some one had this idea too. The person filled up little jars with water and left them there to evaporate. You can also use water wigglers (people use em too. i don't know how though, sorry)

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