In the Brooder
- Mar 22, 2015
Fell in love. Bought gamebird/show bird feed %24 that's the Hughes I should find, should I supplement with anything else?
Hello there and welcome to BYC!
Quail sure are easy to fall in love with!! Cute babies!
You might want to lay paper towels down and sprinkle CRUSHED feed around the feeder so they can find the food. If the feed crumbles are too large, they may not be able to eat them. Quail are not all that smart sometimes and need help to get started eating and drinking. Make sure they know where the water is too and dip their beaks in the water. In a couple days after they learn where the food is, you can remove the towels.
You might have drafts coming in those sides too. So you might want to put cardboard on the outside to make the walls solid. Quail are very susceptible to dying in drafts. Pretty soon they will be jumping too so you will need to cover the top with some hardware cloth.
Start them out at 95 degrees and lower the temp by 5 degrees each week for 5 weeks.
Good luck with your new babies!