- Jul 3, 2016
Hey.. I've got some bad news.. Today I woke up to find one of my quails in a cage dead... He overheated from the sun shining directly on them.. I didn't realize that the sun came out at 8, but it did. His friend was lying on the floor, panting, so I bathed him in cold water. He's okay now, and I buried the overheated one.. I'm wondering what I can do to prevent overheating since quail don't like water. I put a shallow tray of ice cold water with ice inside and I also put ice in their drinking water. Its not just the sun though. The heat in the air is 90 degrees f. So, how do I keep them cool? Also, they're getting VERY thin. I can cup them in my hands now, is that something that has to do with the heat? Is it normal to being to be thinner? Okay, well, I covered the side of the coop with sun with a cloth. I don't know what to do!! Please help!