How to Take Care of a Baby Quail


Looking at the size of quail eggs, is a testament to the size of the birds that hatch from them.

It is said that baby quail are born knowing that they are “damn delicious”.  They run around the incubator as they hatch, even with half the egg still attached to them.

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.  You want the brooder temperature preheated before moving them to the brooder.  The temperature 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. And then you need to grind it finer for their little beaks.

You want to make sure that you are using a water system that your quail are not going to fall into and drown. They are tiny birds.