Oh dear What have I done

Discussion in 'Quail' started by iajewel, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Ok.. well Im gonna blame a good deal on ebay for this one. I have wanted quail for years but don't know a thing about them. Other then I live in Iowa and see them almost every day. I couldn't bring myself to spend hundreds on a bird I didn't know about. Soooooooo.. ya seeeeeeee.. There was an action on ebay where I bought 90 eggs.. for about 30 cents a piece. I have roughly 30 days to figure out where to put 90 or less.. baby quail. Any ideas on how to house these little darlings?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Plastic tubs with heat lamps. What kind of quail are they?
     
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    They are Jumbo brown
     
  4. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Will they fly out of the tub?
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    After a few days they can. Just cover the tub with small wire and you are good to go. Do you have the right feed for them?
     
  6. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    27% game bird feed.. is that right?
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Yep, what brand did you get?
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    YES THEY WILL FLY QUITE WELL AND QUITE EARLY, IN SOME CASES THEY CAN JUMP OUT OF BROODER TOTES AT 1 WEEK OLD.... IF YOU USE THE PLASTIC BROODER BINS ROBO METIONS SIMPLY TAKE THE LIDS AND CUT THE INNER 2/3'S OUT LEAVING A RING - LIKE LID, THEN ZIP TIE A PIECE OF CHICKEN WIRE OR HARDWARE CLOTH OVER THE OPENING AND YOU CAN SIT YOUR HEAT LAMP DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE WIRE (DO NOT LET IT SET OVER THE PLASTIC--- WIRE ONLY)
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I am making a new brooder out of an aquarium stand right now, and I am going to use an old fire screen as a top.
     
  10. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I got Jumbo Browns.. Im soooo excited..
     

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