The Button Quail are hatching!

An exciting day around here right after Christmas! The quail brooder is doing its job and so far 3 tiny button quail have hatched. Lots more to go. These guys are tiny- smaller than a quarter! They will grow to about the size of a tennis ball. Button Quail make a nice addition to a flight floor to clean up tossed seeds. I have them pinned into an area of their brooder to keep them under and near a warming light. They begin pecking at food within 2 hours of hatch! I've added some crushed poultry crumble with a little of the baby mash I feed the gouldian parents. These tiny babies need lots of protein to grow up healthy and strong.