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so winter.....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Che, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Che

    Che In the Brooder

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    So do I need to do anything for the winter months in order for my quails to survive? Any advice anyone?
     

  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

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    Quote:they should be fine for the most part, you can add a red heat bulb in there for them if you really want to. but your in the south so they will be fine
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I am not familiar with NC. But if you see temps below freezing, then you might want to offer your quail an enclosure that is out of the wind, snow or rain. If your climate is a bit more mild, then an occasional tarp over your pen might be enough.
     
  4. Che

    Che In the Brooder

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    yea the coldest it gets here is 20F that is usually rare though just like anything under it. I think last year the coldest day was one in 18F
     
  5. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chirping

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    I'm winter proofing my quail cage this coming week before it get's too cold. It's still a warm fall here in KY but we had one bad unexpected cold front last month and I lost my oldest quial from it and one of my late chicks. So I'm thinking maybe you should do some preparing.

    I'll be boarding off some of the runs corners to block wind and I'm running a small light into their coop, so they are all toasty all through the cold, but my quail are all very small button mixes so it's up to you to risk what your gonna do or not. But really all birds need some good winter preparing in their runs and coops.
     

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