When can coturnix quail produce their own body heat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Byron Luk, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Byron Luk

    Byron Luk New Egg

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    I have 2 coturnix quail chicks, 1 week old, when will they produce their own body heat? I am planning to put them in the backyard.
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will need to be under a heat lamp until they are fully feathered. It will take a few more weeks. You do have a pen for them once they are ready, correct? Away from any chickens that may be on the property?
     
  3. lewee

    lewee Out Of The Brooder

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    when the head has full developed feathers, they are ready
     

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