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Brooder Temperatures For Ducklings

| May 12, 2011

In the farmingfriends forum we have been asked about brooder temperatures for ducklings. the temp in his brooder is about 93 degrees F. Is that good? or should it be different? Badoodle If the duckling is moving away from the heat lamp, is laying down alot and panting then the temp is prob too high, [...]

Do Keets Hatched By Guinea Hen Need Warmth From A Brooder?

| March 12, 2011

I have been asked by a Incubating & Hatching Guinea Fowl Keets eBook customer if keets hatched by a guinea fowl will still need to go into a brooder for warmth. Yes, I have 3 guinea fowl. 1 girl and 2 boys. I’ve had them since they were 12 weeks and though fairly skittish, they’re [...]

Brooder Litter For Chicks, Ducklings and Keets

| March 4, 2010

I have received this tip and advice about litter for a brooder. “The safest, most comfortable ,most hygienic, most chick friendly and cheapest litter for a brooder is clean chopped straw. All you need is a small bale of straw and your lawnmower (with it’s collection bag on if possible). Lay straw on a clean,dry [...]

Day Old Quail Chicks In Brooder

| July 14, 2009

At Monday tea-time the quail chicks were moved from the incubator to the brooder. There are 29 quail chicks in the brooder and some are dark brown a few are a fawn colouring and one or two are creamy coloured. The chicks are very lively and quickly found the chick crumbs and started eating them, [...]

Japanese Quail Chicks Hatching

| July 13, 2009

Yesterday the 42 japanese quail eggs that I had in my incubator where due to hatch. I had been away in the caravan on Saturday night and when I returned on sunday afternoon some of the eggs had pipped and I could definately hear cheeping. At about 7.15pm one chick hatched by 7.45 there were [...]

Video Clip Of Quail Chicks In Brooder

| April 26, 2009

Here are the nine day old japanese quail chicks in the brooder. The chicks are a couple of days old and they were moved to the brooder after they were 24 hours old. They have a drinker with warm water and marbles in the drinker to prevent them getting their head immersed in the water. [...]

Day Old Japanese Quail Chicks

| April 23, 2009

I moved the day old quail chicks from the incubator after they had been hatched for 24 hours. Quail chicks can survive without food and water in the incubator for at least 24 hours as they absorb the yolk sac just before they hatch which provides them with nutirents in the first 24 hours. I [...]

New Guinea Fowl Keets For MeliaMary

| January 22, 2009

One of my regular forum members MeliaMary from Australia has just been sent 25 new guinea fowl keets. Here are the photos of the guinea fowl brooder with lamp, the guinea fowl keets arrival and day one and two activities from the brooder. You will see the keets eating, huddled together, becoming curious and finally eating [...]

Brooder Temperature For Guinea Fowl Keets

| May 9, 2007

Guinea fowl keets require heat in the brooder for the first 6-8 weeks after hatching and then the heat can usually be turned off after 6-8 weeks depending on the conditions where the brooder is located and the number of birds in the brooder. For guinea fowl keets the brooder temperature should start at about [...]