Week Old Quail Chicks

Here are some photos from the quail brooder. The Coturnix quail are about a week old in the photographs.

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  1. Oh these chicks sre so cute, Sara, particularly the one in the photo at the bottom.

    Comment by Cottage Smallholder – December 14, 2007 @ 7:52 am

  2. How well marked they are already, Sara. So sweet! How long do you keep them in the brooder for?

    Comment by paula – December 14, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  3. I used to hatch these quail in my classroom each year. The sad thing? They are ridiculously stupid…yes, I said it, “Stupid.” However, they were so cute and made such a wonderful peeping sound that we loved them so much. One year, I brought them home to raise in an outdoor pen. (As they are non-native, Oregonians have big fears of any of these little ones getting loose…so, you either keep them in a pen, put them in a freezer, or donate them to local snake owners). Anyway, my old Basset Hound, Holmes, would spend hours just watching them through the chicken wire. One day, a now-adult-sized quail got a bit too close to the wire and Holmes snatched it! However, he didn’t kill it! Instead, he carried it oh-so carefully into the house and let it go. What a sight, watching my 2 little kids try to catch it! Ah, good memories!

    Comment by BoggyWoggy – December 14, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

  4. Cute or what! beautiful markings, I guess this is very useful for camouflage in the wild. Soooo tiny!

    Comment by Jane – December 14, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

  5. When on the farm we had ducks and of course chickens, I remember one of the ducklings we named Billy Two Rivers because it looked like it had a mohican haircut! x

    Comment by Louise – December 14, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  6. I love to eat quail eggs. I ate alot of them when I was in Asia. As usual there are so much so learn and see at your farm.

    Mine is up too. Happy photo hunting.

    Comment by jesie – December 15, 2007 @ 5:24 am

  7. What lovely photos Sara, they must take a lot of looking after. Hope they all grow healthy and happy – sure they will on your farm.

    Comment by Trish – December 18, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

  8. Hi Cottagesmallholder,
    Yes they are all very cute especially the one you like. Thanks for your comment and visit. Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Paula, Yes they do have nice markings and the females make a lovely sound. They stay in the brooder for at least 3 weeks. Thanks for your question and comment.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi BoggyWoggy,
    I am glad this post gave you good memories. What a lovely thing you did with the children – sharing nature with children is fabulous. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Jane, Yes the markings on the quail are pretty. We have a white quail and this is particularly pretty.They are tiny but growing quickly. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Louise,
    What great names you gave your poultry. I would like some ducks.Thanks for commenting and visiting as regularly as you do.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Jesie,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting. Quail eggs taste nice and we like them with beetroot!
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Trish,
    Thanks for this nice comment and your regular visits. At the moment they don’t take too much looking after but when they start laying it will be hunt the eggs.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – December 20, 2007 @ 5:56 pm