Alternatives to wire Floors

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Kylesquails, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Kylesquails

    Kylesquails Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2012
    I started of with a wire floor cage and have found that my quail are unhappy on it. i am trying a new way by using shallow plastic trays, the same size as bottom of wire floor. i have filled them with a organic mulch and i just tip the mulch and poo out on to the garden and replace with new mulch once a week. they now look a lot more content scratching through the leaf mulch for bugs etc. any else use this system or some thing different, ease of cleaning is a must for me.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Quail are natural ground dwellers and do a lot of foraging out in the wild by scratching. Keeping quail on wire verses a solid floor is a personal preference. You don't have to keep them on wire and if you are good about keeping the litter clean, quail do just as well on a solid floor with some sort of bedding.

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