when to move babies out of the brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicpoopscooper, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. chicpoopscooper

    chicpoopscooper Out Of The Brooder

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    My babies are now almost seven days old they are in the brooder, when do I move them to the big kid coop? pI want to work this out before the time so its set up
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    They will need to be in the brooder until they are fully feathered, generally 6 weeks. If these are coturnix quail, your temp from day one should have been around 95 degrees. The temp is then lowered each week by 5 degrees, so your quail should be now at 90 degrees. Keep lowering the heat by 5 degrees for the next 6 weeks. When you do move them outside into the "big coop", you will probably still need to add some heat at night for a week or two, being that this is winter.
     
  3. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Hey, could you sell me quail/eggs?
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013
  4. chicpoopscooper

    chicpoopscooper Out Of The Brooder

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    Love too, but I wont have any ready till march. This is my first batch growing now. I bought mine from a man in Nova Scotia.
     

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