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Bookshelf pens?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by percyj, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I being the wannabe interior decorated that I am was thinking. Is there any way to turn these (link below) into little cot. quail pens? With chicken wire perhaps? But how would you put in a door? (btw my building expertise is limited to chicken wire and a staple gun [​IMG])


    http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Billy-Bookshelf-Assembly-How-To-&-Help/


    (obviously this would be indoors)
     
  2. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Build a door with screen in it and have that as the front? like library shelving that has the glass doors?
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    You have two options that will fit your carpentry skills. A: Cover the front with wire and then mount doors on the side. B: Cover the front with plywood (not osb unless you have to because I hate it a lot) and then cut out some doors and windows. Since it is inside you can use chicken wire for coturnix and bobwhites, but not buttons.
     
  4. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. Could I put a door IN the chicken wire?


    ETA: it was just an idea. Any simple pen ideas?
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, but you would have to put a frame around it.
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can use chicken wire, you can use the 1/2"x 1/2" or even a little larger and/or that would be good to make the doors with. What we did for cages.
     
  8. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright! Thanks all. Im gonna go look at the quail pen sticky for ideas. [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yes, but you would have to put a frame around it.

    Not necessarily, but you would have to use stronger wire than chicken wire.
     

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