Arrival of our quail eggs

Date: 8th Mar 2016 @ 1:29pm

We are all very excited, waiting for the arrival of our quail chicks.

The eggs have been in the incubator for just over a week now and we are hoping to catch the chicks hatching out on Monday 14th March. 

The chicks will be Golden Cortunix quails. It takes around 17 days for the chicks to hatch; the incubator must be kept at a temperature of 37.8 degrees and have a humidity level of 45%.  

When the chicks do arrive, they will be kept warm under a heat lamp until Easter. 

After the Easter holidays, they will return to school and we will keep the female quails in the Reception playground. 

We'd like to say a special thank you to Amy and Joel Howarth for providing the incubator and heat lamp and for giving so much advice and support; we'd also like to thank the PTA for funding our coop for the playground. It has been an amazing experience for the children so far and we are grateful for the opportunity. 

We will be looking for willing families to help us over the weekends and holidays to feed the quails and collect their eggs. We will send a letter out with more information soon.

We will be sharing our experiences with you as they happen and we look forward to introducing you to our little brood soon! 


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