Coturnix Quail Caging

Discussion in 'Quail' started by grace5701, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. grace5701

    grace5701 New Egg

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    Hello,
    I've done a lot of research and apparently quail will try to fly up when panicked or startled. I have wiring on tops of the cages and the cages are about 8-10 inches high which is pretty low. If the birds fly up I'm worried they will hurt themselves on the wiring above. Should I put some foam or padding to stick to the top so the wiring doesn't break their neck or harm them? Or is it to low for them to even try to fly? But I'm also just worried that they would try to eat the foam and suffer, and the foam will catch a lot of bacteria. I'm receiving four adult quail this week and I don't know which option would be best for the caging because I don't want them to get hurt.
     
  2. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the ceiling is only 8-10" high they won't get up enough speed to hurt themselves when they flush.
     
  3. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with chickenlegs. I build all my pens 10" tall with 1"X2" wire on top and never have any problems.
     
  4. grace5701

    grace5701 New Egg

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    Okay, thank you! That helps a lot.
     
  5. grace5701

    grace5701 New Egg

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    Okay, thank you! That helps a lot.
     

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