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Is 12" High too Short for a Brooder?

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I've got some quail hatching next week and came across this:

 

http://www.tscstores.com/2-X-1-X-4-50-GALLON-POLY-STOCK-TANK-P3660.aspx#.VsHhiOY6hS0

 

 

It's 2'x4'x12" high.  I'll be using a heat lamp on a dimmer and, while I was going to rest it on wire on top of the brooder, I can raise it if I need to.  My question is, is 12" too short for a quail breeder?  Otherwise, it seems perfect.  The size is good, it's got rounded corners, and it'll be tough.  What do you guys think?

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12" will work fine, as they get bigger just be careful about scaring them as they'll jump and cause scalping or other head/neck injuries on the top wire.


Edited by JetCat - 2/15/16 at 4:43pm
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