Here are approximate brooder temperatures for quail at different ages.
- The brooder temperature for newly hatched quail and within the first week needs to be at 95 -100 degrees F (about 35 degrees c).
- By week two the temperature in the brooder can be reduced to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).
- Into week three the temperature can be reduced to 85 degrees F (29 degrees C).
- In hotter climates or when the temperature outside is warm then the heat lamp may be turned off for a few hours each day by week three.
- By week four the heat lamp can be turned off or down to 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) during the day.
- The temperature can be reduced by 5 degrees F each week.
- By week 6 or by the time the quail are fully feathered, the heat lamp can be turned off.
- The outside temperature affects the need for heat. If it is cold outside then the temperatures may need to be maintained or the period of heat may be lengthened and similarly if it is warm then the temperature of the heat lamp can be reduced or turned off.