New Quail Mom in need of help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aliena614, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I JUST GOT 6 TINY BOBWHITE QUAIL! [​IMG] They are so small and sooooo cute! They are 1 week old and are almost the size of a golf ball!
    Im in need of some pointers! Anyone raised quail babies? Ill post pics in the am! Promise!!!
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'm a newby too. High quality feed, plenty of clean water-make sure they can get there beaks into the waterer but not the rest of them. they drown very easily. I suggest a red light instead of a clear light. The first batch I had picked at each other to the point they were killing each other. When I changed out the light I had no more problems with the predation issue.
     
  3. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! What was your success rate?
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    First batch not good. They killed each other off 8 out of 12. Added 12 more and only have lost one due to an injury. They are 12 weeks old and have filled out well. Nice and plump. Good color, alert and active.
     

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