No more cortunix for me!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hypnofrogstevie, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am losing so many. The are suffocating each other in one corner when the lights go off. Why is it my buttons are fine but I am losing about 4 cortunix a day. I think I have about 10 left.
  2. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] Stevie, I am so sorry to hear you are losing your quail. I hope you can find a solution so you don't lose any more.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Sounds like they are getting to cold, why are the lights going off ?
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I just started leaving the lights off for my coturnix, but only because I put them in the bathroom where it stays pretty warm at night. The light im using for them though doesnt amit much heat it's just a normal room light but they really getu pset without it so it's on all day and only off at night now (they're around 4 weeks old now).

    Sounds like you might need to keep it on more for them, or keep them warmer.

    I've never had piling problems, esp at the age your guys are at they shouldnt be piling are they in a really tiny enclosure?

    I'm sorry for your losses Stevie that sucks! [​IMG]
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    they are getting too cold,you would be surprised how much heat a bulb produces
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:Cage is 36" long by 24" wide. They are in my room and it stays a nice warm 70F. They stay in the cage corner closest to my bed. I will ave to take my tank light and put it on them during the night I guess.
  7. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    I don't think 70F. is nearly warm enough, how old are they?
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I believe 4 weeks. My buttons are a bit younger and I have not lost one.
  9. luvmygirlsinAK

    luvmygirlsinAK Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Pole, Ak
    Our Coturnix are in our chicken coop which is kept between 50 to 60 degrees F. They are in a cage that my son built. I don't know the dimensions, but I will put up a picture. We now have 50 quail in that cage. It is on top of our chicken's nesting boxes.
    And a close-up of the cage, with the some of the doves that we keep in the chicken coop.
    One of the cage openings is to your right in front of the quail's dust box.
    Here is a picture of the feeders and waterers that my son made for them.

  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    That is so cool!

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