When do you turn off the light?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jfulcher, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Stupid question I know. But this is my first batch of buttons, and they were laid about 3 days ago, and I know it is waaay to early now, I am just wanting to know when does their brooder light get taken away?
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    For the 1st week,the heat should be at 95 degrees and drop 5 degrees each week for at least 4 weeks,maybe 3 weeks with buttons as they are full grown in 6 weeks and laying eggs.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
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  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    In air conditioned environment I keep the light on until 4 weeks at least with the buttons, or at least until they get most of their adult feathering.

    they should lay around 9-12 weeks [​IMG]
     

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