Third (very successful) Quail hatch

Discussion in 'Quail' started by heatherndoug, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. heatherndoug

    heatherndoug Out Of The Brooder

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    Happy Yule little babies. I didn't even plan it. They were a day late! And with all the cold weather we have been having I wasn't sure how these eggs would be. BUT they are GREAT!

    Now I cant wait for my eggs that a very nice BYC member sent me hatch!!

    I think I need a better brooder method. Maybe if I was a good girl St Nick will bring me one of those nice stand up ones with shelves!! (but who am I kidding LMAO)
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I use tubs that you can get really cheap after Christmas.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SHOP AT BIG LOTS OR DOLLAR GENERAL STORE--- THEY'RE CHEAP EVERYDAY THERE
     
  4. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need to see pics of the babies!!! Congrats on the hatch.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I hear that small fish tanks ( of X-Large depending on the amount of chicks you have ) work good.
    Can't wait for pictures of your babies! [​IMG]
     
  6. heatherndoug

    heatherndoug Out Of The Brooder

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  7. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I just love seeing little fuzzie butts. Beautiful babies.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Very cute!
     
  9. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Well, I hate to pot shot things from 2 pics, but I see little wrong. Your hot spot may be a little hot, but other than that, you are 5X5.
    I see chicks eating, poo everywhere, chicks drinking...no piling, and a very small ALPHA chick that most likely loves to sleep in the cap full of feed. Buy your totes where ever, dial your hot spot down a bit, but otherwise....looks like coturnix chick brooder heaven to me.

    But...what do I know?
     
  10. heatherndoug

    heatherndoug Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Its not that hot of a bulb, temp inside middle of the brooder reads 96.2 (we keep our house cold) it was a quick picture before we changed them for the 10th time that day they are quite the poopers. The food is on the opposite side of the bulb. They drink great. I probably didn't need to add the beads to the water but do anyway cause it gives me piece of mind. The brooder is actually 1ft x 16". with great ventilation. Thanks for the tips.
     

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