How Early To Start Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    How early in the year is safe to start Quail eggs? I live in Ohio, and I found these average tempeartures:

    High Low
    January: 31 16
    February: 36 19
    March: 47 28
    April: 60 38

    I was thinking about 3 weeks for them to hatch from start date, and then 6 weeks inside after that.

    Any idea when would be best to start?
  2. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    christiansburg, VA
    3 week to hatch, you must be talking about the bob whites? and 6 weeks in a brooder would be good. you won't need heat on them that long. you can start them any time. you may have to wind proof the cage when you first put them out, but for the most part, they're cold hardy.
  3. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Quote:I was thinking about getting a mix of Bobwhite and coturinix, but set them to hatch on the same day.
  4. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    where in Ohio are you?
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
    Closer To 4 Wks On Bobs-- 23-25 Days And They Are Alot More Cold Sensitive As Chicks Than Coturnix At The Earlier Ages. Also I Wouldnt Expect Great Results Brooding The 2 Togather As Bobs Are The Junkyard Dogs Of The Quail World And Can Be Way More Nasty Than Any Coturnix---- Likely To Gang Up And Whip Your Coturnix To Death If That Is What Strikes Their Fancy.... Sometimes It Works... Sometimes It Doesnt. Just Basic Info To Consider For Your Plan, Because If Plan A Goes Awry TheN Its Good To Have A Back Up Or Alternative Plan---- Such As Needing A 2nd Brooder In The Next 15 Minutes In Ohio In Winter---- And Of Course This Time Will Be After All The Stores Are Closed Too( At Least Ways Thats How It Always Happens With Me...[​IMG] )
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009

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