Raising baby quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailer21, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have to brood your bobwhite quail chicks? Even if you live in south Florida?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Bobwhite babies still need added heat to properly develop and they will need it especially at night. If your temps are in the 90's during the day, then no heat needed. However you will need to keep up the heat at night until they are 6 weeks or so, lowering the temp by about 5 degrees each week till it reaches the temp of the outside air.
     
  3. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YEPPERS, OFTEN TIMES INDOORS FOR THE 1ST FEW WEEKS (THEY CAN OVERHEAT AND DIE AS WELL )
     
  5. Paigey

    Paigey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    Can quail 1 week old chicks stay under a 175 watt heat lamp?
     

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