Tips for keeping quail chicks

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Tips for keeping quail chicks

Keeping quail chicks can be easy once you've gone through the experience a time or two. When buying chicks from Spade & Feather, keep the following in mind:
  • a heat lamp must be used for the first 4-6 weeks with a temperature starting at 90-95°F decreasing by 5°F each week
  • chicks cannot be on wire for the first 7-10 days and must instead start on soft padding (drawer liners work well) and after 5 days pine shavings can be added
  • a no-drown waterer is highly recommended
  • chicks need access to clean water 24 hours a day
  • quail chicks will need feed as soon as you get them home. We recommend game starter of 22-28%. We have 24% non-medicated game starter crumb available here in small quantities
  • quail chicks must be kept indoors and out of draft away from other pets and small children
  • we sell all of our quail chicks boxed and do not ship. Local pick up in north Etobicoke only.
  • chicks must be kept warm during transport. Crank the heater in your car to the point where you are uncomfortably hot to ensure they are hot enough
Our chicks sell quite fast so check stock frequently here.

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