How Long after hatch can coturnix move to coop?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by glewis121, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2009
    I have 50 Coturnix eggs set to hatch next Friday/Sat.

    I am planning on keeping them inside in the basement brooder for the first few weeks (like the chickens are right now).

    I am just wondering how old they have to be to move them to the outdoor coup.

    Although we had our first snow of the year here (only like 3-4 inches) the coop is still at 48 degrees in this 28 degree weather!
    And that is with no additional heat, or insulation or straw!!

    But how old do the coturnix have to be to be moved out to the shed? When do they full feather out?
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Coturnix are ready to eat in 6 weeks
    we put ours out after 4 sometimes 5 weeks
    Main thing is watch your birds they will grow fast
    Not real sure at colder temps 5-6 I would think
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Good question. I have some indoor birds I bought that weren't acclimated to outdoors, so they will be inside until spring. If I want to hatch some (and I think I do) I want them OUTSIDE. The quad I have inside makes enough mess! LOL

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