Watering Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jimmyl, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. jimmyl

    jimmyl New Egg

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    At what age do you need to go from the small chick waterer to a larger one? Don't want them to get wet or drown. They are two weeks old now. Thanks
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    At a week or two they should be fine.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mine keep the small one until they can't drink out of it, less mess that way.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Corturnix be fine at 2 weeks, other type of quail wait till 4 weeks.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:X2
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to X3 this one, but coturnix are never to old to drink from the little game chick fount. I just move mine on to my network standard pop bottle water founts (That can be mounted above vent level) and to wire bottom pens.

    No matter how large or small the coturnix...they seam to have a problem deciding if it's a drinking fountain, or a toilet.
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
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    I'm going to X3 this one, but coturnix are never to old to drink from the little game chick fount. I just move mine on to my network standard pop bottle water founts (That can be mounted above vent level) and to wire bottom pens.

    No matter how large or small the coturnix...they seam to have a problem deciding if it's a drinking fountain, or a toilet.

    X4 Double quote the "...have a problem deciding if it's a drinking fountain, or a toilet." but less problem of that type with the little game fonts.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mine use the rabbit water bottles or pop bottle waterers when they won't freeze in 10 minutes [​IMG] These silly birds seem to think the rabbit waterers are a shower most of the time. [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:AT LEAST THE SHOWER STAYS CLEANER THAN THE TOILET....
     

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