We put the little mite under a chick brooder lamp and gave it a chick waterer filled with pebbles because quail chicks are so small that they can easily drown in a normal chick waterer. We put some fine cornmeal in the box too just in case. The next morning I checked on our little adoptee and surprise! He was still alive! He now is walking and hopping just fine and eating and drinking. But we wont be able to put him back with his family, they are long gone by now. So for the present we have a chick to raise. We went and bought a bag of chick starter which comes in 50 lb sacks. So now we have more food than a dozen little quail can eat. Is this perhaps an excuse for mommy to order the chicks she wants? I think it is!
We have still not decided on a name so any suggestions would be gratefully received. Hubby wants to name this little girl/boy after me since it arrived on my birthday and my name can be used for a girl or a boy. Now the chick even sits in our hands and enjoys being petted.
The powder is chick feed
Look how tiny he/she is! No bigger than a quarter!