Best height for a quail pen?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by playswithfowl, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I have a little pen that I am going to convert into a place to keep 3 Coturnix females, and was wondering if it is too tall? It is 2 feet tall.
    Thanks--PWF
     
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

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    One of mine is that tall, they do fine in it.


    Nancy
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Most o fmy pens are 2 ft tall however, they only need a 1ft of height as they do not perch.
     
  4. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    Okay, Great! It seems like I heard somewhere that if they are tall enough for them to fly they can hit their heads on the top and break there necks lol?
     
  5. quail newbie

    quail newbie Songster

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    Hi there, I'm new to quail mine are 8 weeks and we have 20 of them in a colony.The pen is 4'x8' and it is about 5'6" tall. We put that netting that you wrap around cherry trees 8" below the roof so when they fly they don't get hurt. It seems to be working well for them and this way my son can get in there and clean it out. I'm thrilled that he can do "farm chores" in the city. Hope this helps.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Coturnix aren't really much for 'boinking'. Certain colors are worse than others, but mostly they just run around [​IMG] Most of my cages are 2 foot high, or close to it, and I haven't had any problems.
     
  7. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I am really glad then! The pen I am putting them in is just about 3' x 3' and 2' tall. I think I am just going to put 3 females in it. They are just the wild type looking ones.
     
  8. millerwb

    millerwb In the Brooder

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    My A&M's are in a colony pen that is only 8" tall. They don't appear to even notice.
     

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