Bobwhite Quail Cages

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jerickson15, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. jerickson15

    jerickson15 Hatching

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    I raise hundreds of bobs at a time, but the transport cages (when I sell them) I built out of welded wire seem to injure a couple or so.. should I change my cages? Are they too tall(8 inches)?
     

  2. gpop1

    gpop1 Songster

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    what kind of injuries are you seeing. Leg, head, bloody spots?
     
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  3. jerickson15

    jerickson15 Hatching

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    I've been seeing head injuries (skin peeled back) along with blood around the beaks
     
  4. gpop1

    gpop1 Songster

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    personally I would try a soft cage top 1-2" lower than the mesh. Maybe a stretched material like burlap. This will give them less distance to gain upwards speed and should give them a cushion when they do jump. Of course the injuries could be from something else like them attacking each other.
     

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