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Feeding coturnix quail and homemade feeder designs

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I am new to quail and have 24 that I hatched out. They are now about 5 weeks old and seem to be doing well for the most part. I have had problems with the feeders I built from some cheap plastic storage containers not holding enough food (I'm having to fill them two or three times a day. I would like to get it to down to one time a day if possible. Are quail best fed just giving some food a couple times a day or do they need to have continuous supply?

Second question, could you share pictures of your homemade quail feeders? I have my quail in four cages and have built my feeders to attach to the outside of the cages and am using pop bottle waterers (awesome deal if you haven't seen them). I would like to come up with something that holds a bit more food and still manages to keep waste to a minimum. Would love to see what you have come up with.
Thanks in advance!
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I don't have any pics of feeders cause I just spread my quails food on the ground, but I saw a really old thread that has some good pictures and ideas

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/847807/ideas-on-quail-feeders-please

 

this thread also has a cool feeder idea

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/968896/quail-feeder-that-will-eliminate-food-loss

 

Hope this helps.

17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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