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First time hatching baby buttons :)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pastel, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Pastel

    Pastel Hatching

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  2. animalsrock123

    animalsrock123 In the Brooder

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    They are so tiny and adorable! congratulations:)
     
  3. robopetz

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    They are too cute! I love hatching them so fun n exciting!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  4. GrandmaBird

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    do you have a red heat lamp in your brooder? it should be a regular light bulb not red for buttons. just fyi
    use a 60watt regular bulb in a shop light/spot lamp. then raise it a bit every week to get them to room temp in 4-6 weeks.
     
  5. James the Bald

    James the Bald Songster

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    Are all of those eggs inside of that plastic circle button quail? That one looks rather large.
     
  6. robopetz

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    As long as your light is putting off enough heat for them to stay warm then it'll be fine.
     
  7. Garrisonkidsduo2

    Garrisonkidsduo2 Chirping

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    I think the bigger egg is a cortunix or something like that I have cortunix and texas a an m quail which make tuxedo quail when crossed but that is the size of our eggs.
     

  8. Pastel

    Pastel Hatching

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    yes the other egg is a cortunix. Thanks for the headsup on the red heat lamp. Their all do'n good and should have 6 more in a few days along with some buff barahma, silkie's & mille fluer. The cortunix egg was a dud :(
     
  9. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Songster

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    if you research the red light you will find that it can effect the eyes of the buttons. like I said just fyi. and you can use any light/lamp for heat.
     
  10. MrNappy

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    The red light makes em less aggressive, that's for sure. What else does it do?
     

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