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 Post subject: Re: changing from incubating to brooding
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:27 pm 
seems to me that coturnix would only last a few days in an aquarium as fast as they grow. a week tops.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: changing from incubating to brooding
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:15 pm 
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Very true Josh...we are use to working only in small scale. 10 gallon aquariums work great for buttons, as for larger quail l would suggest working with something larger. 8-10 coturnix would only last 1 week, maybe 2 weeks tops in a 10 gallon aquarium.
Maybe someone else has a suggest here....Ladyquail07


 
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 Post subject: Re: changing from incubating to brooding
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:48 am 
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Like I stated before, I use some pretty big Plastic Totes to hold my birds in until they are ready for the bigger pens outside.

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 Post subject: Re: changing from incubating to brooding
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:55 am 
hi
i breed jumbo quail here, and i have built ( from wood ) my own brooders.

very simple design, i will try to explain......lol....
each end is a square of 2 feet ( sorry no good at metric )
and the bottom is 3 feet square.
the ends are cut 1 foot from the top to one foot on the side, making a sloping edge.
the top is 1 foot X 3 feet
and so is the front.
in the top i have a red 60w light bulb
and over the front i have a hinged mesh door ( hinged at the top.)
it never gets condensation in it because they have a flow of air.
i keep a hatch of 12/15 birds at a time in there until they are feathered at about 2 weeks old, then they are moved to a growing pen.
the birds i breed are mature at 8 weeks and laying at 10 weeks.

i have 12 brooders and 6 incubators all still air, but automatic...hatch rate is between 80/90%

as for how many chicks can be in the aquarium, it does depend on the breed.....chinese painted i would say 20, but jumbo only about 6.....


 
  
 
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