Why do I always loose all my quail ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leslie0815, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    265
    2
    151
    Jan 11, 2007
    Georgia
    I can hatch and raise anything but quail...[​IMG], I don't know what I am doing wrong...feed,heat,water
    gezzzzzzzz what else do they require ? My DH has wanted some for the freezer for several years. The only ones that ever made it were massacred day before processing.......I would really appreciate any assistance anyone can give. It makes you wonder how they do it in the wild.........Thanks again ya'll.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    7,988
    37
    303
    Mar 3, 2008
    Perhaps if you post what ARE doing for them (housing, feed, water, etc) some of the quail experts here may be able to point out what's going wrong. I am still learning, so I'm going to follow along. [​IMG]
     
  3. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    973
    17
    171
    Jan 12, 2007
    Chebanse, Illinois
    Leslie,
    What kind of quail are you having trouble with?

    Your wild varieties are more suseptible to disease.

    Courtnix varieties are more disease resistent.

    Christie
     
  4. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    265
    2
    151
    Jan 11, 2007
    Georgia
    courntix mostly, thanks
     
  5. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    973
    17
    171
    Jan 12, 2007
    Chebanse, Illinois
    Leslie,
    When is your trouble starting?

    Here is a basic run down of what we do.
    when we remove them from the hatcher, they go in a plastic tote with the rubber shelf liner on the bottom.

    We sprinkle their food directly on the floor. They do best with a very small crumble/mash. Some gamebird feed crumble is pretty large.
    Starting them on the rubber liner and feeding on the floor, they learn to eat very quickly .
    We use the quail drinkers for water.

    As long as they are under a heat lamp and away from any draft, you should have no problem. They do chill easily.

    I hope that helps,
    Christie [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by