quail brooder size? - Page 4
I have 2 larger cages like one in your picture.$150.00 at tractor and supply.I just had to put paper on floor and some smaller wire around lower sides.Ive kept them in there when full grown.They are made to hold 3 chickens,but ive had at least 30 a +a m,s in them,plus chuckars
Edited by kyzerc - 2/22/16 at 7:10pm
I put wire on top,have had no problem,light bulb is about a 60 watt.I also use some of the large plastic storace boxes I clamp a light on and cut top in half for cover,to help keep some of my cats and dogs out.Also use some large ice chests.If its too hot you can always add a little wire around sides,but I have never had to,but mine are inside,I keep a theromenter in them whem first put in use,so I wont cook some.
Edited by kyzerc - 2/22/16 at 6:33pm
thank you,used to do it 50 years ago and just started back last September.
let us know what % hatch,im wanting to order some gambel quail eggs and wonder how many may hatch,I really don't want all 30 to hatch.
I finally bought a candler from stromgburgs,the one to even work on brown eggs,I tried it on silkie eggs about 1 week old,all have veins,it works good on brown and quail eggs.The material we put on lower side of big cages is just a small plastic wire looking materal.I have another brooder my son made out of a microwave.
Edited by kyzerc - 2/22/16 at 7:12pm