Coturnix Qual: **Five Weeks**

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by Epona142, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I had a request to keep a running thread with pictures of my newly hatched quail, so people can see how they grow up. :)

    Here are some of the babies on their birthday, hatching.

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    And here they are, between one and three days later. (We had a very staggered hatch.)

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    Check back every Thursday or Friday for new pictures. :wave:
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    oh good :)

    What cutie little things. I am looking forward to the picture updates
     

  3. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    How cute!!!!! Can't wait to see more pics!!! :leap:
     
  4. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    That is a great idea Epona.. did only 7 hatch?
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    they are cute....... :)
     
  6. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    We've had eight hatch, but one was not quite right and died this morning. :(

    I have left the incubator going just in case there are more that may hatch, but we had issues or something with the temperatures, which is the reason for the poor hatch.
     
  7. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    This is a great idea and it's going to be fun watching them grow. How warm do you have to keep them, now that they're hatched?
     
  8. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    Right now their temps are in the mid-90's. As they grow, it gets lowered bit by bit.
     
  9. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    Oh gosh, they are so cute! There are always newly hatched quails at our local feed store and i'm always so tempted to get a few. :love:
     
  10. DopeyOpie

    DopeyOpie New Member

    86
    Jan 4, 2009
    Canada
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    They are so cute and... fluffy! How big do that kind of quail get?
     
  11. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    There are two sizes of Coturnix, these are "pharaoh", normal sized, not jumbos. As I've never had quail before, I'm not entirely sure, but I remember someone saying these will get about as big as a softball.
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: Week by Week

    Well here they are, around two weeks old! They're actually a little bit younger, but for my poor brain, that's what I'm saying to help me keep track. :greengrin:

    Out of the eight that hatched, we have five healthy quail, though admittedly at different stages of maturation, because of the long delay in hatching. (I made a mistake in the incubation.)

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    Check back next week. :)
     
  13. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Two Weeks**

    They're getting their baby feathers in!

    What is the spiky brown and black thing?
     
  14. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Two Weeks**

    A stuffed tiger, hehe. I put it in because at first, only one quail hatched and I was afraid of him feeling lonely. Then I kept it in because they like to snuggle with it and sleep. :)
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Two Weeks**

    oh how cute :love: they are just plain adorable. Thanks for posting them for me. I am sorry you lost the 2 more though :(
     
  16. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Two Weeks**

    It's okay, I was sad, but its something that happens when raising poultry, and it's a learning experience, I won't make that mistake again.
     
  17. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Two Weeks**

    Here we go at three weeks! Almost time to move to a larger pen. I can hear them start making cute little quail noises instead of peeping. Bad pictures, as they wouldn't sit still for anything!

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    :)
     
  18. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Three Weeks**

    awe look at them, I am always so amazed at how fast they grow up (well by they I mean birds)
     
  19. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Three Weeks**

    Awww, they almost look like guinea keets.
     
  20. Hailee's Herd

    Hailee's Herd New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Michigan
    Re: Coturnix Qual: **Three Weeks**

    wow, this is a neat post; I love the idea of showing how much they all grow!