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How old before moving chicks off the light and out of the brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by blakemsnead1991, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. blakemsnead1991

    blakemsnead1991 In the Brooder

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    I have some chicks two weeks old fully feathers and they are much bigger than the day olds I just put in the brooder is it to soon to remove the older ones? Help please!
     
  2. creekrocket

    creekrocket Songster

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    I Just Moved Mine Outside Yesterday. I've Talked With A Few People On Here That Say This Early Is Fine..
     
  3. James the Bald

    James the Bald Songster

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Two week old quail chicks still need heat. They should be at 90 degrees on the second week, lowered by 5 degrees each week for at least 4 weeks, if not 5 weeks. Drafts can kill babies easily. Unless your temps are extremely warm by day and in the 80's at night, I would keep them in the brooders inside.
     
  5. Sycamore27

    Sycamore27 Chirping

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    If you have two ages of chicks you can always divide your brooder and put the heat slightly towards the younger chicks to keep everyone at the right temperature. If your outside temperatures are consistently high it may be safe to move them outside, however I would still use a red heat lamp at least at night.

    Cheers,
    Jessie
     
  6. blakemsnead1991

    blakemsnead1991 In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone they will be inside another week or two
     

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