What did I do wrong?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MaaanMaaai, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. MaaanMaaai

    MaaanMaaai Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 5 courtix quails last night and I woke up to find them all dead. What did I do wrong? I put them under a heat lamp in my backyard inside the coop I bought them and when I woke up to check them out, they were all huddled together dead.
     
  2. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they have overheated or Gotton cold druing the night.
     
  3. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your loss :'(
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sorry for your loss. How close was the heat lamp? What was the outside temp? Were they open to wind, etc.?
     
  5. MaaanMaaai

    MaaanMaaai Out Of The Brooder

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    I put it about 6 inches above their heads. The temperature was aroung 65 degrees and there wasn't any wind
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    How old were they?
     
  7. MaaanMaaai

    MaaanMaaai Out Of The Brooder

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    5 days old
     
  8. TwoCrows

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

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    What watt bulb did you use?
     
  9. TwoCrows

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

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    White or red bulb?

    5 day old quail need to be kept around 95 degrees for the first week, lowering the temp by 5 degrees each week till 6 weeks. Use a thermometer next time to accurately check the temp under and around the brooding area.
     
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