Just hatched out some quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by crperdue, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatched out 36 birds out of 49 eggs.

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  2. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww....... [​IMG] They're so cute! Congrats on the hatch rate! Not bad. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Looks like my brooder pen, only add 3 yokohama chicks & 1 turkey chick.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Are You Trying To Feed Them?
     
  5. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purina game bird starter.

    I just sprinkle some on the floor of the brooder for the 1st
    day or so. I took this pic right after I moved them from the
    hatcher to the brooder.
     
  6. quailmaster

    quailmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on the hatch, there so cute [​IMG]. Thats a good hatch rate. [​IMG]
     
  7. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
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    I'm glad you had a great hatch rate! Love hearing when my babies hatch!! I just hatched 100 out of 120 Jumbo Brown and Texas A & Ms. I've got little quail running everywhere.
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um, just a suggestion -- to me, it looks way too coarse for these tiny babies. I would grind it up finer in a coffee grinder or blender, or just put a bunch of it through a fairly fine sieve and only feed them the stuff that comes through for now. Or put some in a ziploc freezer bag and crush it up some with a rolling pin or the base of a coffee mug or pot.

    Depending upon what kind of quail, they need finer food for a couple of weeks. With my button quail, I have been grinding it very fine for them for the first about 3 weeks. I just hatched some Coturnix that are 10 days old now, and they are now the same sizes as the 5 week old buttons, so I switched them over yesterday to the feed as it comes out of the bag and they seem OK with that.
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The gamebird crumbles ground up do help the little boogers digest better. I feed my buttons the same as coturnix and baby chickens. No medicated food for oh no no...it just messes up with their immune system.


    POINTERS TO ALL GAMEBIRD OWNERS: I went to the feedstore last week and picked up a bag of gamebird starter..I brought it home and read the label...it said "MEDICATED" Gamebird crumbles!!! PLEASE pretty PLEASE read your labels...medicated gamebird feed causes sterility in males later in their life. You don't want that. I just wanted to share this important message. NONMEDICATED is the way to go [​IMG]
     
  10. renegaderidgefarm

    renegaderidgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    South Carolina
    I've been feeding all my buttons, coturnrix, bobwhite, and bantam chicks Purina Game Bird Startena for years without grinding it up. I've got so many birds that it would take me forever to grind up enough feed to feed them all.
     

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