I woke up to a chick!!!! Now what!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jfulcher, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    I woke up to a baby button quail! Now what!? It is frantic to find me, so it wont stay under the heat lamp. How do I teach it to eat? Or drink?
     
  2. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well first off I want to say CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know nothing about button quail but glad to see you have had a hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:Thank you very much!!! It was from one of my actual eggs too not an ordered one!!! So I am uber excited!!! I have been trying for months for a baby button!!!
     
  4. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    So first things first, Congrats on the hatch! [​IMG] Well I'm not a quail person but I know that baby chicks dont eat or drink for the first 48 hours after they hatch, but when its time you should pick at the food with your finger like a bird then pick him up and dip his beak in the water so he knows what to do. Good luck [​IMG]
     
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  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Quote:I moisten the food for our quail when they are first hatched. Use paper cups trimmed very shallow or soda bottle caps at first. Dip the beak gently.
     
  6. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Heres my peeper!!!
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  7. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:And to you! [​IMG]
     
  8. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SOOOOOOOOOOO cute
     
  9. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cograts [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy
     
  10. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Thank you he/she is soo tired and not willing to sleep lol
     

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