Caged indoor quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jack2u2, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. jack2u2

    jack2u2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am building a 10x12 building to house my quail. They will be kept in all wire cages. I will need to deal with lighting during the winter. Is there a preferred wattage requirement? Trying to decide on screening or some type of windows for year round. Thoughts?
    Thanks!
     
  2. goldhunter2

    goldhunter2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used to have my breeders in a colony on the ground so its a little different then yours it was a 12x12 horse stall with a 4x6 wire cage out side and I used a 40 or 60 watt regular white light bulb in all those breeder pens, all light fixtures where in the ceiling about 14' off ground, My birds where laying year round (5watt red lights would be better if close to birds)
     
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  3. Jacey R

    Jacey R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my quails in the house and light their cage with a regular floor lamp that you would put in a living room. They are quite active and seach lays an egg every day, so I don't think you need anything too fancy to keep them happy.
     
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