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How long need to give Coturnix chicks heat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PortugalBreeder, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long need to give Coturnix chicks heat?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    UNTIL THEY'RE DONE ALL THE WAY THRU [​IMG]

    SORRY I ESCAPED AGAIN...
    SERIOUSLY THO MOST FOLKS DURING WARMER MONTH ARE ABLE TO WEAN THEM DOWN TO AMBIENT TEMPS IN 3 TO 4 WKS OR SO... OBVIOUSLY IF ITS WARM OUTSIDE THEY ARE GOOD TO GO MUCH FASTER THAN IF IT'S SNOWING
     
  3. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 to 4 weeks?!?! man have i been screwing up lolha... they get it till they've got a good crop of feathers for us. then it starts to come off. if they complain (chirp) or bunch up or anything like that to say they are cold they get it back but usually they act like they don't notice... But I was winging it! go with the experts.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its hot here mine haven't had heat since one week old.They were moved out of the brooder at one week.
     
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:That's how I brood down birds as well...by observation. You are not "winging it" just adapting to your (AO) area of operation.

    Generally speaking, most folks I know brood coturnix inside (IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT) for 3-4 weeks (WHEN THEY ARE FULLY FEATHERED) then put them outside. If your daytime high 105 and nighttime temp is 98, then you can put them out long before the 3-4 week fully feathered rule. It's still a good rule though [​IMG]

    The key here is feathers verses down. Feathers are more resistant to temp. changes, and down expects a more constant temp..
     
  6. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all!
     
  7. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:mine are week and a half, and its 90-110 out, i was gonna move them outside, but alas, no extra coop/cages for them, just the brooder :E
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:mine are week and a half, and its 90-110 out, i was gonna move them outside, but alas, no extra coop/cages for them, just the brooder :E

    Guess, you better get busy. I was only planning on hatching maybe 40. I had built another pen a grow out pen that I was gonna use for more Bob's. Wrong. I ended up hatching 61 out of 70 now my extra pen is being used for the coturnix that I didn't expect to hatch. So, now I'll have to build another. Guess, It never ends. I said it before I need to buy the Astrodome & convert it into a big arse Aviary & be done with it.
     
  9. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 weeks.[​IMG]
     

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