Quail Chicks Development

The quail chicks are doing well.

  • It only takes quail chicks an hour or so before they start to peck for food and begin to drink.
  • The chicks soon start to scratch the ground and quail have fairly large which allows them to scratch.
  • Within a few days of hatching some of the chicks had already started to call out. I think this may be the males as they were trying to stand up tall as they called out.
  • The male chicks produce a louder call.
  • The female chicks have a quiet cooing type call.
  • After a few days the quail were beginning to try to flutter their wings.
  • Within a week their wing feathers have started to develop.

Did you know?

  • It is only 6 weeks between hatching and laying eggs for quail hens.
  • By week 3 it should be possible to clearly identify the male and female quail chicks.

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2 thoughts on “Quail Chicks Development”

  1. Hi Charlie,
    Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and leaving your comment.
    The chinese painted male quail have a white bib under their chin which the females don’t have.
    The females are slightly larger than the males with a plumper body.
    Mannerisms, the male tend to walk taller than the females.
    Hope this helps.
    Let me know what your quail chicks are.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

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