Chicken Coop fro Quails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Montio, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Montio

    Montio Hatching

    Dec 10, 2014
    Hi, I'm new to BYC and i am about to get some quails. I was going to buy a quail coop but then found a cheap chicken coop. It has a ramp and an upstair area for the chickens. So my question was that could i use this coop for quails? Here is a picture:[​IMG]
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Clean it real good as chickens can pass diseases onto gamebirds.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  3. Sill

    Sill Songster

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
    Depending on what kind of quail you are going to house there they might not go up the ramp into the "indoor" part. Also if it will be on the ground you will need a way to keep predators from digging under it and eating your quail and you will need to worm the quail since they will pick up parasites from the dirt. Other than that it's suitable for quail.

    What kind of wire is on the outside? Chicken wire is not strong enough to deter most predators, it's more to keep chickens in. If that's what it's made of think about putting on some hardware cloth on at least the bottom third of it as reinforcement.
  4. Montio

    Montio Hatching

    Dec 10, 2014
    Could i use the upstair area as a breeding box?
  5. Invision

    Invision Chirping

    Jul 24, 2014
    Washington, Kitsap County
    Your quail will go down that ramp but will probably not go back up it, my quail were a little retarded when it came to a ramp. Someone on here suggested steps because they like to hop. I did that and they used it all the time. Your bigger issue is going to be getting them to lay up top. They will go to ground to lay before they go in the coop. you could how ever put some supports that are level with the door to the coop and just keep them off the ground. You'll lose the space below but it will keep them from laying eggs down below. Quail are a little stupid, more so coturnix unless they are broody.

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