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Daisys Mum

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Help solitary quail chick!
« on: September 24, 2014, 08:14:31 pm »
Found a poor lonely quail chick in my quail house, I knew one was sitting on eggs but didn't think that any would hatch. After a while under the brooder chick has perked up and is nibbling at crushed digestive biscuits and drinking, does anyone have any chicks that he/she could join. I am going to be at Lanark on Saturday, and could bring it with me.
Anne

doganjo

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Re: Help solitary quail chick!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 10:32:19 pm »
I have a female adult  one - do you think she would accept a  baby?  I am also getting a male from someone at Lanark.  Maybe it's not a good idea to put them all together - anyone with quail experience able to help?  What do you think?
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shygirl

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Re: Help solitary quail chick!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 11:40:07 pm »
how will you keep it warm at the mart?

Eve

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Help solitary quail chick!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 11:56:08 pm »
Definitely don't put it in with a female quail unless she's broody, even if they are broody they're not good mums! Can't it go back in with its own mum? Otherwise someone with a broody pekin could take it?

We had a (very broody) quail with chicks this year, nothing like a broody chicken  :-[  And unfortunately I had been warned about their lack of mothering skills but went ahead with it anyway, silly me  :'(

Good luck, hope yours does alright  :fc: :)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 11:58:04 pm by Eve »

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
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Re: Help solitary quail chick!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 08:28:36 am »
how will you keep it warm at the mart?


I would have put it on a hot water bottle and brought along a flask to top it up!
Anne

 

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