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when do I need to worrt about my new button quail flying?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CondoCountryBoy, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. CondoCountryBoy

    CondoCountryBoy In the Brooder

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    As some of you have already read, I recently had my first hatch ever. A batch of button quail and all are doing nicely. I built a couple tent shaped objects in their brooding box to give them hiding places and noticed that a few of them are actually trying to climb them and leap from them while flapping their wings. As of right now I do not have my brooder completely covered. When do I have to worry about these little guys flying out of their box? I am half expecting to get up one morning and find a bunch of these guys running around my porch. When do I need to completely cage them?
     

  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Songster

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    I would make sure they have a cover by two weeks, some of mine began flying earlier or later though.
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    Yeah, they tend to start flying at 1½ weeks, not very high the first few days but by 2 weeks it's definitely not unlikely they could clear a foot or more.
     
  4. CondoCountryBoy

    CondoCountryBoy In the Brooder

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    right now I have them in a rabbit hutch with just the plastic bottom. I put the cage on last night just incase. I have another brooder with a higher wall. I will transfer them tonight
     

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