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

    Jul 12, 2013
    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

    Aug 22, 2013
    when the head has full developed feathers, they are ready

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