Cowboy Joes Quail Breeder Pen

By Cowboy Joe · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Cowboy Joe
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    Just made up this breeder pen for 4-5 quail. The pen was designed around an aluminum cookie sheet and measures ~12x16. A small door hides the waste pan which is easily removed for cleaning. Total cost was less than $15 including the hardware. The pen was purposely designed for construction with simple hand tools (box saw, hammer, & drill) as many folks don't have access to a table saw. The floor of the pen is 1/2" weldwire which is slightly tipped to allow the eggs to roll forward until stopping at the lip. The lip, aka egg tray, is under the front doors which protects the eggs from getting knocked about by the birds. The eggs can be removed by dropping the door to the waste pan.

    We got a bit carried away and decided to make the feeder out of an old tree branch. I bored a 2" hole through the center then added 1 1/4" holes for the birds to access the feed. You may not be able to tell, but the holes are angled up which prevents the birds from wasting feed.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Good reuse."
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jan 27, 2019
    Clear pics.
  2. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Nice idea"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 8, 2018
    just needs additional details so it could be replicated by another member.
  3. ronott1
    "Nice pictures"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 26, 2018
    Article needs more build details


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  1. lesesneb
    I really like this pen. I have been trying to come up with a god setup for a while. I like the looks of yours. Could you send me a little more information about the sizes and materials used? I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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