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Quail on the ground?

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I would like to know the cheapest outdoor method of keeping quail...hoop house on the ground? Or a hutch on legs...i have a hutch i built 6x2ft but after it was built i was allready 150 bucks into it..
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Nothing is cheap these days unless you have a lot of discarded material laying around out back. But when it comes to keeping live creatures, you need to think of their comfort instead of your wallet. If you can not afford to keep quail, then don't. Sorry to be so harsh, but they rely on you for care. And building the optimum area for them is the utmost important. 

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post #3 of 8

The domed part on the end is 4x6 and it cost about $40-$50 to build but if you have predators around you may need to run a 10-12" strip of plywood around the outside. If i built it again I would put legs on it though and a wire bottom. 

 

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Edited by dc3085 - 3/29/13 at 6:21pm

-How to slaughter and process quail. 

-UC Davis Guide to Raising Gamebirds

-Here is why you shouldn't keep quail and chickens together

-Another good UC Davis article on raising coturnix. 

-Search the BYC archives before starting a new thread, they are filled with useful information. 

 

Don

 

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-How to slaughter and process quail. 

-UC Davis Guide to Raising Gamebirds

-Here is why you shouldn't keep quail and chickens together

-Another good UC Davis article on raising coturnix. 

-Search the BYC archives before starting a new thread, they are filled with useful information. 

 

Don

 

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post #4 of 8
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I like the hoop house!
post #5 of 8
Cheapest I have found so far an people usually dig the look

-How to slaughter and process quail. 

-UC Davis Guide to Raising Gamebirds

-Here is why you shouldn't keep quail and chickens together

-Another good UC Davis article on raising coturnix. 

-Search the BYC archives before starting a new thread, they are filled with useful information. 

 

Don

 

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-How to slaughter and process quail. 

-UC Davis Guide to Raising Gamebirds

-Here is why you shouldn't keep quail and chickens together

-Another good UC Davis article on raising coturnix. 

-Search the BYC archives before starting a new thread, they are filled with useful information. 

 

Don

 

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Originally Posted by twocrowsranch View Post

Nothing is cheap these days unless you have a lot of discarded material laying around out back. But when it comes to keeping live creatures, you need to think of their comfort instead of your wallet. If you can not afford to keep quail, then don't. Sorry to be so harsh, but they rely on you for care. And building the optimum area for them is the utmost important. 

Please dont confuse cheap with "not taking care of animals...you dont know me or my animals ....now the question was...whats the cheapest way to keep quail" i never said whats the cheapest way to keep quail and neglect them?? If you read my intro..im into bobwhite reintroduction in Texas..thats what im trying to do as is my other niebors..
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Please dont confuse cheap with "not taking care of animals...you dont know me or my animals ....now the question was...whats the cheapest way to keep quail" i never said whats the cheapest way to keep quail and neglect them?? If you read my intro..im into bobwhite reintroduction in Texas..thats what im trying to do as is my other niebors..

You may have posted an "intro", but "the new member intro" doesn't post here in the Quail Forum, so TwoCrows didn't know your intentions, nor did I.  Your question mentioned nothing of raising quail to release into the wild.  All too often, we have new members whose first question goes along the lines of, "tell me everything you know about quail, because I have some and want to know...".  Maybe not those exact words, but that's how it comes across.

 

Here is some suggested reading.

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here is a link that talks about raising quail to release to the wild.

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