I just got 25 Coturnix Quail Chicks!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Brad83, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Brad83

    Brad83 Out Of The Brooder

    41
    0
    22
    Aug 30, 2009
    Bartow, FL
    Hi everyone I just bought 25 Coturnix Quail chicks yesterday!! [​IMG] They are soooo cute!! [​IMG] I could watch them all day!
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    This is my first time raising quail, so I am having a lot of fun reading posts on the forum. Thanks everyone for posting all the good info on quail in the forum!
    My Grandpa's neighbor has raised quail in the past and he is giving me some advice and is also going to make a cage for me!
    Just thought I would share my new additions [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  2. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    I too just bought some coturnix chicks. But I only bought 8, since I have never owned this type of quail yet. I have 6 goldens, 1 tibeten, and 1 regular brown like yours.

    Ive had them for only two weeks. They look like tiny adults now. Im beginning to tell males from females on all but the tibeten. They sure are fun. But they are a bit more messy than the Button Quail that I own.
     
  3. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    244
    0
    119
    Jan 2, 2009
    Mississippi
    They are beautiful. You will so enjoy them.

    Wouldn't it be better to put paper towels down over your newspaper for better traction to prevent splay legs? And if your water tray is very deep or wide put marbles or something like that in there to prevent drowning or them getting wet and chilled. My last bunch for some reason liked to run through the water.

    Best of luck with your babies.
     
  4. ken429h

    ken429h Out to Lunch

    122
    0
    99
    Jul 14, 2009
    Lawrenceville, GA
    Quote:I was thinking the same things! Coturnix chicks and adults as well, tend to run to the edge of their world and do a circle, so don't put water or anything else in their way or you get wet chicks and/or poo-food.

    Best of luck as well
     
  5. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    139
    0
    109
    Aug 28, 2009
    Essex
    :eek: the look so sweet [​IMG] Thats what i plan to get some once avarys up in shed but not as many as you though, maybe 15 at the most [​IMG]
     
  6. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Very cute! Congratulations! My 22 quail chicks are 2 weeks old and they grow like anything!
     
  7. Brad83

    Brad83 Out Of The Brooder

    41
    0
    22
    Aug 30, 2009
    Bartow, FL
    Quote:I was thinking the same things! Coturnix chicks and adults as well, tend to run to the edge of their world and do a circle, so don't put water or anything else in their way or you get wet chicks and/or poo-food.

    Best of luck as well

    Thanks for all the tips. [​IMG] I never thought about the paper towels, you can tell I am new at this. The person I bought them from just had newspaper so I copied their set up. The water tray is a little wide but the water is not deep at all they have been steping in it though, looking for marbles now...
    I will move the water & food away from the sides, now that you mention it I have noticed the running the edge if the box lol. [​IMG]
    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

    868
    2
    141
    Sep 25, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    Absolutely adorable!
     
  9. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    For my baby quail I use the no slip shelf liner. Its kind of like rubber. And it is easy to wash and reuse. But make sure you have more than one. It takes a bit to dry. And you dont want to put it back in wet.
     
  10. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    463
    0
    139
    Apr 30, 2008
    New York
    I have them in a simple box until they are about 4 days old then I move them into a bigger brooder with the first layer towels, second layer paper towels, then the third layer wood shaving.


    P.S.

    Congrats on your chicks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by