Warning!!! Adorable Baby Coturnix Quail!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Kwartel, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These guys just hatched yesterday and last night. Not sure how many I've got so far, but it looks like I've got all the major colors. There's still eggs in the incubator, so we'll see if anyone else comes out to play.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] So teeny tiny....
     
  3. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
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    So cute.
     
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  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Itty bitty bitties!
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    May I suggest a different bottom liner...paper towels are not safe as they quail can slip and slide hurting their hips, or even legs. A soft bedding, such as pine, or non-stick shelf liner works well for these guys.
     
  6. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have had others tell me that soft bedding makes it harder for them to balance and damages their hips and legs as well. I use the paper towels for the first day or so and then move them on to bedding.
     
  7. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] Look at the little babies!! So much cuteness!! [​IMG]
     
  8. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I always use paper towels for the first 4-5 days....then I switch over to aspen bedding. My babies don't slip at all.

    Newspaper can be slippery though.
     
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
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    I use the rubber liner, with paper towel under the waterer only and no food in that area. I find they don't ever splay their legs and I just scatter food everywhere for them. I can't do that on the paper towels, cause they slip and slide on the food. I want them eating food instead of toes.

    Just the way I do it for Quail and chicken babies.
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I have some too!
    Jumbo Browns........well,......not very jumbo yet.
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