overwintering?

KaLe dA QuAiL

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hi :frow

our quails are over-wintering outside in a shelter, how do we keep their water from freezing?

we also have chicks that hatched in early august, could they over-winter outside?

we have other birds that will be living in tote boxes with hardware cloth on the top (for ventilation) in the shelter beside the pen, will they need a heat lamp?

thanks, KaLe Da Quail
 

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Hi :)
Try to take a look at these two threads:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/frozen-water-system-ideas.1332131/
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/lowest-temperature-quail-can-live-outside.1331990/
I'm not sure about the early August chicks. People say they need to be MATURE to withstand low temperatures. I guess it depends how quickly your temperatures drop. But if you keep them in the shelter with a heat lamp and then gradually wean them off the heat lamp, they should be fine.
 

KaLe dA QuAiL

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Hi :)
Try to take a look at these two threads:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/frozen-water-system-ideas.1332131/
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/lowest-temperature-quail-can-live-outside.1331990/
I'm not sure about the early August chicks. People say they need to be MATURE to withstand low temperatures. I guess it depends how quickly your temperatures drop. But if you keep them in the shelter with a heat lamp and then gradually wean them off the heat lamp, they should be fine.
the chicks are full grown now they should probably be fine over the winter :)
 

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