Converting rabbit hutch to quail home

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Wyogirl, May 18, 2012.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Songster

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    I bought a homemade rabbit hutch , nice setup for my quail but I was wondering the wire is 1/2" x 1" squares, is that OK for my quail or should I put smaller wire over that??
    Ayda
     
  2. afchicken

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    mine are in a rabbit hutch i have close to the house so dont have to worry about predators reaching in[​IMG]
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    Yes, you need to cover the wire with 1/4 or 1/2 inch hardware cloth to keep out snakes, mice, and paws of all kinds. Those hutches make great quail housing. I use one for my Bobs coop. You might also want to lock in the removeable tray in the bottom so nothing can pull it out or mess with it.
     
  4. TheWeeBee

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    afchicken: What kind of grasses do you use in your quail hutch?
     
  5. afchicken

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    whatever grows in ohio only special things i know are clover and dandelions besides that just grass and ivy that grows on the side of the building we put them by
     
  6. afchicken

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    heres a picture of the whole thing before quail went in and we put it where we wanted[​IMG]
     
  7. speedy2020

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    I just don't like to idea spend time looking for eggs every day. Do you have problem collect eggs with the setup?
     
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  8. afchicken

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    havent gotten any eggs yet they are only 7 and a half weeks old
     
  9. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

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    Works pretty good. Unpictured is a nest box that they can hide in and a cardboard box for dustbathing.
     
  10. Wyogirl

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    Nice!!! do you have the nest box attached to the cage or is it inside???
    Ayda
     

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