We supply quail chicks including day old chicks. To place and order contact us at 0727087285 or email [email protected] Please note for you to rear quails you need a licence from Kenya Wildlife Services(KWS)
Baby Quail Chicks are hatched with a large amount of the egg yolk still unabsorbed in their abdomen. This yolk is absorbed over the 2-3 days following hatching and provides nourishment while the chick is learning to eat. Without this natural mechanism baby quail chicks would not be able to survive the journey to their new home. When you receive your chicks they should be given warm water with vitamins and electrolytes as soon as possible.
Brooding Your New Chicks
Quail chicks need to be started at 99 degrees F. for the first week. You should have your brooder heat source on at least 24 hours before your chicks arrive. The most common and inexpensive way to select your brooder heat is with a heat lamp. We recommend using a “red” colored heat bulb, as this helps with behavior issues in quail chicks, such as cannibalism. It helps to keep them calm and is less intense light, but adequate as a heat source. Make sure during your brooding period that the chicks are kept in a draft free area. Each week lower your brooding temperature by 5 degrees F. This is done for 6 – 8 weeks until the chicks are feathered out and can withstand the regular environment temperature, usually 70 degrees F. Avoid overheating your chicks, make sure that they have plenty of room to get away from the heat source on their own. The chicks will let you know if they are comfortable, if cold, they will pile up in a heap under the heat source. If too hot, they will be spread out to the farthest areas of their home. Make adjustments accordingly. Keep a thermometer at chick level.
We recommend for the first watering for your chicks and also for the first week, that the water temperature be warm, and that continued addition of the vitamins and electrolytes be mixed in their fresh water. This helps in aiding stress related problems and gets them off to a great start. Be very aware that quail chicks are very tiny, they can drown in a very small amount of water. Add clean marbles to the base of your water fount.
Keep fresh water available at all times.