Mixing Quail of Different Ages??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PNE443, May 1, 2013.

  1. PNE443

    PNE443 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2013
    I have 2 lots of quail. The first lot is 6 weeks old and the second lot is 2 weeks old and I was wondering if I could mix them together with the brooder lamp on in the cage? Just so I dont have the 2 cages and keep them all together, if anyone knows? thanks
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    6 week olds don't need heat, but the 2 week olds still do. So that is going to pose a problem. If they are still in the 2 week range of age, they should still be at 90 degrees, lowering the heat by 5 degrees each week of their lives til they are 6 weeks old. Get the 6 week olds in their pens and keep the 2 week olds in their own brooder. :)

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