How Long Do I need A Brood Light for Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Boyd, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    I've moved the light up every week as recommended and my buttons are now 4 weeks old. I'm thinking of pulling the light up at this time. What do you guys think? They have almost all of their feathers now!
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I think I only kept mine on for 3 weeks. If not you should be able to tell by them hudleing up and acting cold.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yeah by three weeks I pull the heat lamp [​IMG] Unless your house is like deathly cold you'll be fine. I even put three weekers outside (not this time of year though when it's a lil warmer).
     
  4. CheerfulChaos

    CheerfulChaos Out Of The Brooder

    So, Niki, how warm is "warm enough" to put them outside? I'm in AZ, so it's already into the 80-90's during the day, but drops down to mid 50's at night. My 30 coturnix will be three weeks old a week from tomorrow.
     
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I bring mine down to room temperature so it takes me this time of year when it is cooler in the house about 4 weeks
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Well in that case, I'd put them out at 3 1/2 weeks old if it was me. (a half just to make me feel safer HAHA).

    *jealous you got it so warm... but not suprised either lol*
     

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