Quail that hatched yesterday....

SamG347

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Well I had 8 Jumbo Golden Cortunix quail eggs due yesterday and now have 4 happy and healthy chicks. 2 are the Golden color 2 are going to probably be a Brown with some gold in them. Also have 16..1 week old Jumbo Browns in the brooder waiting to meet these guys. But wont be doing the introduction till Friday-Saturday.
Here they are! Enjoy!!!




 

4boysmom

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my fil wants me to hatch some bobwhite next month ( after my chickens are done ) .... what is different about raising them? How long until they can be released? I'm trying to read, but 1st hand experience would be great!
 

SamG347

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With bobwhite you have to really watch them. They incubate for 23-24 days....and the chicks are very skittish. I always brood gamebirds with a 250watt red heat bulb. And on papper towels their first couple days than on pine shavings. I dont know on release as I have only ever raised pheasants for release. I would probably say between 5-10 weeks on quail. But not sure on that. Quail arent really worth releasing because they are kind of dumb since raised in captivity. But I had great success with ringnecks.
Anymore questions feel free to ask!
 

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