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Re: Quail chicks

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Oh, they're so pretty! What a pity those two are all that hatched. Good luck with the next lot!
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Thank you hopefully I will get the hang of incubation and have more success next time. They are so sweet :)
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My cage
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Ahhh! Posing for you! What a super little pair! Their feathering is coming on well.
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How can I get the chicks used to the dark I put a towel over the cage should this do?
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Where is their cage? If you use a dull emitter heat lamp and they are in a room or shed with no lighting overnight, they will be in the dark. If you cover the cage, they might overheat and be short of ventilation. If they are kept indoors they should be pretty well off heat by now I expect, so long as temperatures don’t get below 10C overnight.
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I have just stopped heatlamp. They are in the living room until the end of the winter then they will go outside. The problem I have is my 2 daughters have autism and one sleeps in the living room so there's a light on all night not sure how to make it dark enough for them. 🙄
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Well, they’ll be OK I expect, don’t worry about it. You might try just using a sheet of black paper as a cover, which would let in sufficient air if they are no longer under a heat lamp? I expect the light your daughter needs is fairly low powered anyway?
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Thanks for that. Yeah the light is low powered they seem happy enough :)
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My brown quail keeps making a call it stands with it's chest out and makes a weird noise what could this call be any ideas? Thanks :)
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