Setting up my expandable brooder with the 2'x3' section padded with paper towels on the ground. Grinding up food when I get home. (27% game bird starter is all I can get) Loading up the feeder and sprinkling some on the ground around it so they can find it easier. Setting up the quail waterer with marbles and coins in it so they find the water. Room temp will be 75+, and a 250W heat lamp for them just like I did for all previous batches with a spot for them to escape to out of the glare. So here are my questions. 1. When can I take them out of the incubator? They just began hatching about 2 hours ago. I had 16 viable eggs by my count, and a few questionable ones, so assume 16 have hatched and there will be no more arrivals. 2. How long do they stay in the brooder before they move outside to their grow-out pen? 4-6-8 weeks? 3. When are they considered mature for release for bird dog training? 8-10 weeks? I'll keep 6 for next year's brood stock, two trios. The rest are for training a new pup.