Oh we have babies!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by moeell1, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. moeell1

    moeell1 In the Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    OMG we are so excited, my son woke me as I was having a nightmare about the poor little things and says Mom we have 4 babies, this was about an hour ago, since than we are up too 12, now how long does it take them too dry? I called into work saying I'd be late so that I could get most of them into the brooder but don't know how long to wait? Any one out there?!!
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I would leave them in till this evening anyway, giving any others a chance to hatch before opening the incubator.
  3. GBov

    GBov Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    I was told to get them out as soon as they start being able to co-ordinate themselves a bit. I was snatching them out of the brooder an hour or two after they hatched and it seems to work, have 16 running about the brooder now [​IMG]

    Whoever posted the tip to put craft stuffing in the water so they cant get wet is a genius! Havnt had even one get wet and yet they are all drinking just fine!

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