Coturnix Quail House

Discussion in 'Quail' started by abbya12, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. abbya12

    abbya12 In the Brooder

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  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    Wow, that seems like a really elaborate, quail-friendly set-up! My only worry would be if a predator could pull the staples from the wood and get behind the wire mesh. But it looks pretty sturdy. Well done! And I love the wide, low ramp - I can see how it would be easy for the quail to use it.
    If you find that too much bedding falls through the hole to the lower level, you could attach wood around the upper edge to keep the bedding away.
     
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  3. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Chirping

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    It's gorgeous! Love the detail! My husband is so mad, he thought his coops are the best and now he's grumbling about a rebuild on ours....(I'm going to get another coop out of this so I owe you one) Enjoy!
     
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    Thank you!! We have been thinking about predators, but we look them in the very protected coop every night, which is when predators are most active, so we’re hoping they’ll be fine. That’s a great idea about the wood around the upper edge, I might just have to try it! Thanks again :)
     
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    Thank you so much!! hey a new coop is a pretty sweet deal
     
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  6. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    How do you get them into the coop? Do you have to chase them in?
    It looks amazing, I'm sure they love it. Are they difficult to access for things?

    I'm not sure you need a heat lamp at this stage. They're fully feathered, so they should be okay unless it gets really cold.
     
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    It’s been difficult getting them into the coop, but they’ve only been in there two nights and we’re just starting the process of training them :). Thank you! They’re not too difficult to access, we have tons of doors that open and we can get in whenever. It’s summer, so it’s very warm here and we don’t use the heat lamp right now, we just installed it so it’d be ready for the winter, since it gets pretty cold here. Thanks again!! :thumbsup
     
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  8. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    You may want to keep in mind that quail, in the wild, don't roost like chickens. Now, these aren't wild quail, but like their wild ancestors they lack the instinct to roost. Their instinct is just to hunker down where they are. They might be more inclined to go into the coop on their own if you put some shrubs in there, but they're never going to put themselves away like chickens. Unless you train them that, if they go in there at night, they get treats. You may be able to bribe them with nightly treats.
     
  9. DougDove

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    I'm thinking of getting Quail in early 2020. Would like to see more pics of your set up.
    A few questions.
    How easy is it to clean?
    How easy to gather eggs?
    What's the dimensions?
     

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