My new quail babies!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CrazyCatNChickenLady, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 little ones hatched lastnight. I just happened to be out when the first one hatched and got a text from dbf with a pic. Got home in time to see 3, 4, 5 and 6 hatch They're soo cute! I went from chickens, to many many chickens, then a few ducks, and now quail!

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    #7 off on his own passed out!
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  2. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwwwww!!!! So cute! love that #7!
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  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #7 made me giggle out loud! They will be that cute for exactly a DAY before they're all grown up and sophisticated. [​IMG]
     
  4. mz.candiz

    mz.candiz Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Awe cute cute!!! I love when they fall asleep like that!!!! Thanks for sharing the pics [​IMG]
     
  5. keckels

    keckels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #7's the winner, glad for the caption, I thought something was wrong with it.
     
  6. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice!
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    #7 is a keeper! [​IMG]
     
  8. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up to 2 more babies! One has splay leg though. I put a little bandaid on his legs and he's doing really well. Tried a shot glass at first but he's too little! I have paper towels on the bottom of the incubator and after the first group hatched it became less textured I guess.. Will not use paper towels in the incuabator again!

    Little splay legged in the front. Doing pretty good with the leg braces!
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  9. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to use paper towels but after I had several chicken chicks over the few hatches have splay leg I switched to cheese cloth, it has more of a "grip" on their little claws.

    I most recently started using cheapo "rubberized shelf liner" its $1.50 for a roll so I use a piece and throw it out after the hatch to use a fresh piece on every hatch. I dont remember how long the roll is but I have cut 4 pieces of it for hatching and still have more than half the roll so I figure I could get 8+ hatches out of a $1.50 roll of it.
     
  10. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, more fuzzy butts [​IMG] ! Congrats! How many more are you expecting?

    I use equine pine pellets for bedding in the brooders and they seem to do really well on that. I believe that it easier to clean too....it breaks down very nicely and go into the compost pile.
     

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