Coturnix & Bobwhite cage size

Discussion in 'Quail' started by KFCGirla(TM)?, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. KFCGirla(TM)?

    KFCGirla(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    hey quail raisers of byc!
    I am going to get some smokey bobwhites soon hopefully and i would keep them in a cage. How big does the cage need to be for 1 male and 3 hens? Our shed is about 14' long. We are going to fix up our shed so i can use it for raising my gamebirds. I will be buying a light thing for heating in winter, so they can lay their eggs and the bator will be in there also. Also, i only keep my coturnix on wire, but in winter i am going to put them in cages in shed, how big should the cages be for 4 coturnix?

    thanks for your help! [​IMG]
     
  2. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but I just had to say CONGRATS on the beautiful smoky bobs! [​IMG] I'm jealous [​IMG]
     
  3. KFCGirla(TM)?

    KFCGirla(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    haha! thnx!
     
  4. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KFCGirl♥ :

    haha! thnx!

    Got any pics? I've never seen a smokey Bob before. Congrats on the new birds!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. KFCGirla(TM)?

    KFCGirla(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry i dont have any pics yet.
     
  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think this is it

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  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I need some, lol
     
  8. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For coturnix you'll want about 1 square foot per bird. With your bobs, the more the better.
     
  9. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, so gorgeous!!! [​IMG] Wish I had enough space to be keeping Bobs. I only have enough space for a couple of small cages unfortunately [​IMG] I don't think that would be very fair to them. Thanks so much for the picture [​IMG]
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, so gorgeous!!! [​IMG] Wish I had enough space to be keeping Bobs. I only have enough space for a couple of small cages unfortunately [​IMG] I don't think that would be very fair to them. Thanks so much for the picture [​IMG]

    for pairs only QGF breeder pens are fine any more then pairs and bigger is better 2H X 3'W X 7"D Is a good start then however many you put in this watch them closely IF they are brooded together they do pretty good but if you mix a bunch together they WILL establish a pecking order and sometimes this is not pretty [​IMG]

    I have a friend that keeps 2 cockbirds and 5 hens in this size pen and he does pretty good with this setup but his bird are brooded together
     
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