Building our Quail Hutch - Update 4/13/09

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MichiganWoods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I saw AndreaGS's beautiful hutch and decided that something similar would work very well for us here.

    Here's what I've got so far. I put this all together in about 3.5 hours last night, with the exception of the roofing.

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    Don't mind the overhanging wood on the roof. I'm going to trim those three back to the wood panel. The roofing is probably a little sloppy... I've never done roofing before. That stuff is HEAVY.

    I added four rails to each level for the poop trays to slide in and out on. I need to frame in some doors for what will be the wire cage areas on the right, and box in the cubes on the left hand side for shelter. I originally thought that perhaps I made these too big, but then I realized were in Michigan and Andrea is in California. I'm betting our guys might need a little extra indoor space, so I'm leaving them as-is.

    The exact dimensions of each quail cage on this double decker are 2' 3" deep, 4' 3" wide and 15" tall.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    wanna build one for me [​IMG]
     
  3. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I love building things, but I'm betting the shipping cost for units like this would be really really expensive. Especially with the roofing.
     
  4. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NICE!! Can't wait to see the finshed hutch!
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:actually I was sorta kidding, but if you are west michigan I doubt you are any farther than a couple hours away [​IMG]
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Do you hire out? We have a new turkey house to build in the next couple weeks.

    Steve
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    That looks great. I've talked my DH into helping me build one. Hope it looks as good as yours.[​IMG]
     
  8. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boyd, I am in Western Michigan and I do build coops. Pm me if interested
     
  9. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Boyd, well when I've got some free time this summer maybe I'll stick an ad up for custom made hutches. Keep an eye on the For Sale section. [​IMG]

    Thanks PamsPride, and magikchick! [​IMG] - Good luck with yours, magikchick. [​IMG]

    sandspoultry, I've not done (or even looked at for that matter) turkey houses before. Doesn't mean I couldn't put one together though! [​IMG]
     
  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Cass... Cass...Cass

    You look tired and need a vacation, pack your hammer, nails and spend some time at the beach. Well or close to it. [​IMG] you can visit when you are done building. You can take back all the quail you can carry.

    Steve
     

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