moving into brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by farrier!, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    It was interesting to say the least moving 30 odd quail from the incubator into the hatcher. I have 100+ due to hatch soon. Other then placing the incubator on the floor how am I suppose to gather up all those bouncy chicks without loosing any? I am sure the dogs and cats will be helping too.
    My "bird dog" had no interest in the chickens. He is extremely zeroed in on the quail. He "helps" every time I water the ones in the brooder.
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    If you have a styrobator (like an LG or older hovabator), you can always take the windows out to get as many as you can that way first. Or you could just take the whole bator and open it in the brooder, or the bathtub, whichever is bigger [​IMG]
  3. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    S.E. MO
    I take my LG, set it in a box that is bigger than it, then open it to get them out. That way, no one falls a great distance, and the ones that escape end up in the box. Or, hubby holds th top open at the front, and I sneak in there and start gathering them up. He watches the sides, and tells me if one gets out....It's a regular circus!
    ETA: He's supposed to be building me a hatcher with deep trays, but it hasn't gotten done yet....imagine that!
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2009

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