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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bryam, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

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    Hello!
    I have 8 button quails and I wanted to know, at what age can I start closing the infared light at night? Thanks!
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I don't have experience with quail, but wouldn't you want to start turning it off during the day first?

    I would also think they react like chickens when they get cold, and huddle up together. Once you turn it off, keep an eye on them and see if they start to huddle.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    I usually go down in bulbs. I use a regular 100w bulb, then 60w, then 40w, and keep raising it higher and higher. Then eventually turn it off for a few minutes a day and slowly increase the time. At night is when they need it most because they will be colder and they aren't used to the dark yet. Mine would scream and scream if it got too dark until they were used to it.
     

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