How To Raise Quail
This is your guide to raising quails. Feeding, watering and all the other tasks involved in taking care of your quails would be easy.
Hello, I am Nino Castellano from welwynquail.com and today I am going to talk to you about quails. How to raise quail.
You can buy one-day-old chicks or you can hatch your own. When you have got your chicks, the most important thing is to put them into a brooder. Depending on the number of quails that you have, then you need different sizes of brooder.
I use a plastic box that I buy to B&Q. What I'll do, I'll mix some of them where I can put a light bulb over and then I screw it in and I mix some more on the top and that is my brooder. But these are very small brooders and they are good for 10 or less number of quails.
If you have got more than 10 quails, then another cheaper brooder that you can create is you can buy a sheet of cardboard, cut it enough, make it a round circle and then buy a heat lamp, any commercial heat lamp will do and that is your brooder for raising the quails. The most important thing this time is the cleanliness. So therefore, I feed and water my babies twice per day and the flooring, you can change every 2 to 3 days, I change it and so does the brooder.
One important thing is when the babies are one day old, they are bound to drown. So, it is very important that you put a small dish with pebbles or small items where if the baby falls into the water, it can rise up and it does not drown. In failing so, quite often, the baby will drown.
After a week, you can start using one of these commercial drinkers that you can get for half a litre, 1 litre or over of water. You keep the quails according to the species for 3 or 4 weeks. After 2 weeks, you can keep it for 3 weeks in the brooder, then you can easily move it outside.
If the weather is warm, you can keep them in an outside pail but if the weather is cold, then you have to make sure that, first, you move them into a shed or an enclosure for a little while without any heat and then you will move all outside. Raising quails is quite straightforward. The most important thing is feeding, watering and cleanness.
If you respect these three items, you will have no problem at all. .