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Andy
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« on: April 26, 2004, 06:43:08 PM »

How long should bobwhite quail stay in a brooder and what should the temp be?
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2004, 09:17:47 PM »

ANDY,
 I KEEP MY QUAIL CHICKS (7 KINDS) IN THE BROODERS TILL THEY ARE 6 WEEKS OLD. WHEN THEY FIRST GO IN THE BROODER I HAVE THE TEMP AT 95*
I LOWER IT 5* EACH WEEK TILL IT IS ABOUT THE SAME AS THE OUTSIDE TEMP.
         HOPE THIS HELPS SOME
         CHARLIE
         BACKYARD GAMEBIRD FARM
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Country Quail Boy FL
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2004, 05:32:05 PM »

GQF says for the first week the brooder temp should be 99.5 to 100 degrees (same as incubator) then decrease the temo 5 degrees each week. I keep mine in for a minimum of 4 weeks but once you brooder temp gets to be the average outside temp then you can take them out.
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fredychuck
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2004, 08:42:10 PM »

what if day temp is has big difference then night time should a light be used at night
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Country Quail Boy FL
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2004, 04:42:14 PM »

You should keep a light in the grow out pen for them to have axcess to for awhile.
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JRHUNTER
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2004, 01:14:58 AM »

Some people will tell u to keep a light in the grow out pen but I don't think its necessary. I keep mine in the brooder between 4-6 weeks then i move them outside. It gets down to about the high 30 degrees. The birds are always fine. If you only have a handful of birds keep them in the broooder longer. If you have a lot, they will keep eachother warm.
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Country Quail Boy FL
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2004, 07:19:06 PM »

Yea that is true. It varies for everyone. I dont know about the extreme temperature change cause the temp here usually stays the same. I just figured it would be better to have the light in his situation. I didnt have a light in my grow out pen because i dont have a line out there and my mom wont let me run an extension cord across the back yard. My birds were 6 weeks old when i moved them from the brooder.
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