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How long can coturnix quail hatchlings go without water?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by vickircafe, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it the same as chicks? Or do they need water sooner because they are so small?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They should be offered water and food as soon as they hit the brooder. They don't have the same reserves as chicken chicks.
     
  3. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thank-you. Can I put a little sugar in their water like I do with chicks or should it be plain water?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    As soon as they hit the brooder should be about 12-24 hours. Sugar water can cause diarrhea, just plain water is fine. If you have some vitamin/electrolyte solution (like Sav-A-Chick) you can mix that in the water, otherwise just give them plain ol' water [​IMG]

    Sugar in the water can cause diarrhea in any chicks so you probably shouldn't do it with your other chicks either unless they really need it, then it should be vitamins and electrolytes instead of just sugar.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

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