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Post by phillipm1969 on Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:15 am

ok then who can shed some light on this for me all my birds will evently be living outside what age do the birds have to be to go out and remembering its starting to get a bit colder now the summer is going lol

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Re: cold weather

Post by kenza on Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:55 am

Age (days)

01-07 - 95f

08-14 - 90f

15-21 - 85f

22-28 - 80f

29-35 - 75f


hey hope this helps you Razz if you wanted to keep your birds in the brooder for more than 5 weeks you can adjust the temp for them a lil bit lower Very Happy

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Post by Harrie on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:03 am

If I keep my Jap quail outside this winter will they lay at all??
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Post by Ironsun on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:45 am

Hi,

Yes quail can be kept outside during winter, as long as they are kept dry and out of any wind. they are best in sheds,that are Frost/wind and water proof.Winters have been very mild over the past few years, but I don't think I would keep mine outside though.

As for laying eggs during the winter, it's only possable if you extend the daylight hours. Running a electric wire from your home to the shed.Birds to lay eggs, need at least 14 hours of light per day.
I have my lights on in winter from 6am-8.30am, and again from 4pm-10pm.As you can see, this is an 16 hour "day length".They lay as good in winter as they do in summer.Having this length of light also makes sure they can eat enough food, to last them though the night too.Derek.
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