Moving quail outside in freezing (below 0 celsius) temperatures.

Ruby Rogue

Crowing
Mar 31, 2020
1,157
2,612
266
Atlantic Canada
I have 17 coturnix quail, 3 weeks old. How do I properly acclimate them to their outdoor house? At what age? Do I provide a heat lamp and for how long?

They will be inside a chicken coop, in pens raised about 3 feet from the floor.
 
Last edited:

Ruby Rogue

Crowing
Mar 31, 2020
1,157
2,612
266
Atlantic Canada
Their pen isn't ready, but if it were, you're saying that they could be moved outside now (at 3 weeks of age) in below zero temperatures, with a heat lamp for a couple of weeks?
 

muddy75

119 days til Spring!!
Premium Feather Member
Aug 17, 2018
9,054
68,328
1,116
southern indiana
My Coop
typically you would remove heat at week three and move outside at week 4, but with freezing temps, you may consider lower wattage bulb for 1-2 weeks and even consider reducing time on during that second week to help acclimate them. I have also used a cozy coop flat panel heater for quail in subzero temps. if they are dry and no drafts, they can withstand much colder temperatures than if they are outdoors.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom