- They must be located in a shady spot to prevent overheating
- The N/S/E/W orientation must be with the brooder end facing the prevailing wind direction to prevent the heater from being blown out and protect the chicks from drafts.
We located a nice spot under a pair of trees with the proper wind orientation in the pasture. We selected this location for three reasons.
- The habitat in the general vicinity appeared to be good for quail – enough forbs and insects and sufficient cover from predators
- It was relatively easy to get to.
Deer Pea Vetch as an example of forbs that wild quail need.
The shady spot cleared between two trees with the proper wind orientation.