Caring for Baby Quail

Baby quail are a bit like baby chickens, but much, much faster. I don't mean how fast they move, but everything about a quail is faster.

It is said that baby quail are born knowing that they are “damn delicious”.

They bounce quickly between being extremely fast, zipping around the brooder, and then falling asleep. When they sleep they look dead.

We leave our chicks in the incubator for no longer than 24 hours before moving them to the brooder.

The temperature of the brooder should be at about 95.5F. You can start to lower the temperature of the brooder by 5 degrees each week.

They require a very high protein food, a non-medicated starter crumb of 24% protein or higher.

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