Cleaning quail cage

Discussion in 'Quail' started by copperduck, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. copperduck

    copperduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want quail pretty bad but heard you need to clean the cage everyday. Is this true? Something about the amount of ammonia is to high, im afraid quail might not be for me.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Many quail = many gumdrops Few quail = less gumdrops. I think that if you have a well vented cage you should not encounter much ammonia. You can also use Sweet PDZ on the floor which will neutralize the ammonia. My suggestion for you is to try with small numbers and see if that is for you. I don't keep quail even though I wish I did. My situation is ....... no cages, and if I let them free range with my chickens, they would fly away and escape.
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  3. copperduck

    copperduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That makes sence thanks for your reply
     
  4. QuailCo Eggs

    QuailCo Eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't clean my quail cages every day. once a year I take a tiller to my fly pens and turn over the dirt because you are right, it does stink when the ground gets wet. However, I have a lot of birds which equals more smells. I also have quail in cages, as long as they are pooping through the bottom of the cage onto the floor, you don't have to clean the cage often. I clean mine once a year. and I scoop out the poop off the floor every 3-4 weeks.


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  5. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clean mine once a week I only have 7 quail I have a eglu chicken coop from omlet website I have bark chippings in the run which I just turn over every few weeks!x I don't notice any smell but they are outside ! X
     
  6. copperduck

    copperduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh cool that dont sound bad at all i will have them outside also, and i dont plan on getting alot at all so thats reassuring to hear thanks!
     

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