Introducing Older Quail to Younger Quail

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by abbya12, Jul 6, 2019.

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    abbya12 In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    I’m currently incubating coturnix quail eggs that are meant to hatch in about a week. However, I’ve been candeling them and only about 3 look like they’re going to hatch. I was really hoping to have about 6 quail, so I started looking online for chicks for sale. I found a local place I could pick some up, but they’re around 2/3 weeks old. Can I mix these chicks with the newborns when they hatch? Has anyone ever done this before? Help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance!
     
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    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Make sure and use the see but no touch rule! Welcome to BYC! Glad you could join the Flock! Let me know if you need anything!
     
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    abbya12 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!! Stupid question, what is the see but no touch rule?
     
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    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    it's where they are separated, but can still see each other to get used to each other..not a stupid question at all!
     

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