I have a Quail!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magikchick, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    My first quail just hatched and is peeping up a storm. It's soooo little.

    How long can it stay in the bator before I move it to the brooder? I know quail have to be move to food and water quicker then chickens.
  2. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA

    Good luck!!
  3. emsevers

    emsevers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2008
    Carlton, OR
    I didn't know that they had to be moved quicker. I would like to know the answer to that as well.
  4. CrimsonRose

    CrimsonRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Awww Congrats!!!

    I always try to move mine the next day... leaving them in for 24 hours usually most are done hatching by then... very rarely do I get any more to hatch 24 hours after the first one hatched...

    Once I let them stay in for a day and a half before I offered food and water... [​IMG] Every thing I've read stated they were like chickens and could go a couple of days with out food or water but I usually only like to wait a day...

    Hope this helps!

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