Button Quail Chick Photos

We are still sitting at four chicks hatched. Apparently, button quail are notorious for taking their sweet time hatching. In the meantime, we moved the chicks over to their new home from the incubator and started them on food and water as their internal yolk sacks are almost spent. Even though we were only dealing with four chicks, it was incredibly hard to contain them! We almost lost one off the side of the desk when he decided to do a runner.

All happy and safe in their new brooder, we took some pictures. Below you’ll see how unbelievably small they really are! You’re essentially looking at birds the size of bumblebees!

Four different coloured chicks will give us four different coloured adults. The colours do not denote sex.

Four different coloured chicks will give us four different coloured adults. The colours do not denote sex.

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Single chick, most likely red breasted colouring.

6 thoughts on “Button Quail Chick Photos

    • Tell Mark, these aren’t the eating ones! Also, he’s now banned from being alone in the room with the chicks! 😀

  1. Now I know babies don’t get delivered by a stork. Instead, they come as eggs via Alberta and hatch when you are not looking in Toronto :-) Congrats on the new editions!

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