Quail (Pics on page 2)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Tikkajazz94, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Songster

    So I'm picking up my Quail up tomorrow (after I clean the garage today). I Wanted to know If 5 week olds should be in the brooder still or should I start to get a condo ready for them?
    Today its 25C out and gets 10C at night.... its going to be a indian summer (again)... anythoughts?
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  2. thekid

    thekid Songster

    depends what kind? if coturnix i would leave them in the brooder till 7 weeks.
  3. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Songster

    ah Okay. Thanks [​IMG]
  4. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Songster

    Another question, As Im getting the Brooder ready. Im going to use a hermit crab water dish for water. Should I put marbles in if their (two days short) 5 week olds? I don't have marbles would Big beads (For a necklace) do the trick? Or is there anything else I can use instead?
  5. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    Quote:at 5 weeks id be turning the lights off during the day and just on at night... begin weaning them off the lamps very soon.... by 7 weeks they should be considered your breeders... 7-12 weeks is when my coturnix begin laying and breeding.
  6. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    Quote:none needed. they will not drown.
  7. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Songster

    Quote:none needed. they will not drown.

    [​IMG] sweet thanks [​IMG] and the Crab Dishes Are good to use for a temp thing?
  8. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Songster

    So My dad asked me How big will my coturnix quail be, I said bigger than a Bobwhite and smaller than a grouse. And the jumbo coturnix are the size of a grouse (Maybe). So Am I right?

    (Please note, The reason Posting here is I don't want to Open another topic)
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011
  9. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    Grouse are heavily built like other Galliformes such as chickens. They range in length from 31 cm (12 in) to 95 cm (37 in), in weight from 0.3 kg (11 oz) to 6.5 kg (14 lb).​
  10. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:7 week old coturnix are....Grown birds!

    At some point you have to turn off the lights.............I thought I was an "Over Brooder". Guess not [​IMG]

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