Power failure in the quail house :(

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lost power in the quail house. 17 degrees. It is fully insulated, heated but I guess because the vents were open it got cold. I only lost 2 babies but still it sucks. They were away from the others and I think they tried to huddle together and 2 weren't enough to stay warm. The rest had formed a ball in another corner and were fine.
     
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    aww I'm sorry, how old are they?
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    almost 2 weeks. Stuff happens. Bad thing I am trying to come up with about 250 birds total and not having much luck. I don't want to get eggs from just anyone.
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Oh, yeah thats scary because I actually considered moving my 13 day olds out to the shed with a heat light, they are in the brooder right now but I just had more hatch
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I want to raise quail. Do you have to add heat? I thought they are considered wild.
    Michele
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    They need heat when they are babies until they are fully feathered
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Depends what kind of quail you get, Buttons need extra heat even as feathered out adults.
     
  8. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    Good point, I always forget about buttons as I keep Coturnix
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    This is why birds should not be heated.They produce down to keep them warm threw the cold months.If you heat them,they do not produce enough down to properly keep them warm.They do need a place where they can get out of drafts and is dry.All birds will climatize to your area as long as they have been outside in the elements since summer.In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah thats my problem, I got my birds from a person that kept his breeding stock in his house AND decided they needed heat so now I have to heat them, I am going to raise mine different so they dont require heat, at 4-6 weeks mine will be in a growout cage without heat.
     

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