Building my new Jumbo Coturnix pen

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Buster, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I was going to say don't you think it's your bedtime since you have to get up and go to work in the morning, but then I realized you're 1 or 2 hours behind me! [​IMG]
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Haha! I'm trying to be in bed in the next half hour or so. I do need to get more sleep for working 10-12 hour days. Thanks for the reminder Katy!
  3. Bossroo

    Bossroo Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    I would think that your chickens will go on top of the lid as it isn't steep enough for them not to and their poo will contaminate the quails' feed and water. Also, as soon as you lift the lid to open it to feed etc., the quail will easily fly out. Try putting the door on the side of the pen.
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Quote:Got any ideas for feeding and watering in this pen?

    Ours is similar in shape to yours but we put ours outside on the side of the brooder barn. The best feeder we found was a 7 pound hanging feeder. The feed waste is very low.

    Steve in NC
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I'll see how it goes with the flying. One of the reasons I put the quail pen in the coop was so that if they do get out, I can catch them easily.

    The pen has a pretty good slant, plus I am going to put siding along the top to keep the chickens from roosting along the top. We'll see how it goes.
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:I can see it now, make sure you get your wife to take pictures, those little guys are fast, reminds me of the Rocky movie "Catch the quail Buster it will make you a better fighter" [​IMG]

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