Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Kay..., Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Kay...

    Kay... Chirping

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    Not sure if this is the forum to post in can't find anywhere else. How can I tell a girl and boy apart I had 40 quail hatched there about 5 days now. 1 fell in water I got it out and there was a lump under it is that a boy? As a few others has the same thing but others don't. Also when can I start letting them outside? Thanks
     

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  3. Kay...

    Kay... Chirping

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    There a mixed I had Rosetta,Italian,mixed tuxedo and Japanese in incubator together so I'm not too sure which is which yet. Thank you I can't find the ones with them on but it was sticking out and in could see it with out touching. Its my first time hatching anything i got ducks and peahen eggs in incubator aswell. Thank you
     
  4. le_bwah

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    Was the lump on their front or underneath them? You can see the crop very clearly when they're that little.
     
  5. Kay...

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    It was underneath them but nearer to the back of them
     

  6. cosmosue

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    If they are newborns that’s prob like the other poster said it’s near their belly, umbilical cord that attaches them to the egg and when they are born or freshly hatched I mean, their bellies there are usually swollen, totally normal. Or it could be a harder lump near that area and in that case it may just be a bit of the cord left over that hasn’t fallen off yet - kind of like a human baby. It’s a bit like a tiny scab, it will come off if that’s what it is, if it’s swollen belly it will be normal soon, or it should be anyway.
     

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