Quail chicks plucking feathers/fluff

Discussion in 'Quail' started by newquail, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. newquail

    newquail New Egg

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    Hi There

    I have hatched 6 japanese quail 5 days ago, they are all feeding and drinking water, I have them under a white bulb in brooder - tried red bulb but it startled them. but noy they have started to pluck their own fluff/feathers. any ideas what could be causeing it?

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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It could be too hot in the brooder? What is the temperature in the brooder? I don't recommend a red light for a little group. Emits to much heat and also they can't see the feed or water too well with Red lights.

    Also at this stage of growth, the birds will be getting some of their adult feathers in (flight feathers) so they may look a bit ratty. Unless you are talking about injury pecking and baldness?
     
  3. newquail

    newquail New Egg

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    Not 100% sure about brroder temperature, but its in the living room so might be getting heat from that aswell to make it to hot.

    They seem to be going very bald around the wings area, ill try lifting the light a bit to see if it cools it down. But theyre not pecking each other very much mostly self inflicted.

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  4. blackeagle

    blackeagle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hello my nmae is blackeagle I'm new here 2nd day.I'm looking for certain rarely seen breeds of quails you have or know anyone that does have these I would send you pics. of what types i'm looking for but i don't know how to do that.
    I live in Panama City,Florida.
    Please send me back a message I'd love someone to talk to me tonight.I looking to make quail lover friend like me.
     
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    blackeagle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:hello my name is blackeagle.What type of quail is that in your side pic. there?And how do you people put pics. like that by your name?
    I'm new here 2nd day.I'm looking for someone that you maybe might have the rarely seen breeds of quails i'm looking for maybe you have these types yourself i'm looking for but i don't know how to show you some of the types of quail breeds and colors i'm looking for can you tell me how?And I live in Panama City,Florida.
     
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    Quote:hello my name is blackeagle could we chat?
     
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    blackeagle Out Of The Brooder

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    hello everybody can anyone see my typing messages i have been typing?My name is Blackeagle and I'm looking to find someone that might have rarely seen breeds of quails and i have pics. of all the types of quails i'm looking for but I don't know how to send pictures to people or know how to use the chat site here this is only my 2nd day here.I live in Panama City,Florida.And i'm looking for quail lover friends to chat with like me.Please message me if you can see my messages.
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:hello my name is blackeagle.What type of quail is that in your side pic. there?And how do you people put pics. like that by your name?
    I'm new here 2nd day.I'm looking for someone that you maybe might have the rarely seen breeds of quails i'm looking for maybe you have these types yourself i'm looking for but i don't know how to show you some of the types of quail breeds and colors i'm looking for can you tell me how?And I live in Panama City,Florida.

    It is a Chinese Blue Breasted "Button" Quail [​IMG]

    You can go to your "Profile tab" on top of the screen to choose your avatar and more! [​IMG]

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  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SOUNDS LIKE FLIGHT FEATHERS STARTING TO COME IN...
     

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