Coturnix Quail Pen Ceiling Height

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jackson41, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is 12 inches to low for the ceiling for a quail pen? Would that make it to hard to work in. I am thinking of 2ft wide 1ft high x 8ft long with an enclosed house 2ftx 2ft.
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Yep, that will work.
     
  3. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will that be big enough for 16 quail or is that pushing it?
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just about right. You could even fit a few more if you really wanted to.
     
  5. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My plan is to make 3 layered pen with poop trays. One layer for eggs, one layer for meat birds , The Honeymoon Suite for 9 brides and 3 grooms. Sound reasonable?
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Sounds great.[​IMG]
     
  7. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the help:)
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome![​IMG]
     
  9. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more question the only wire will be on the front and floor . Can use 1"x 1/2" 16 gage cage wire for the front and 1/2x 1/2" hardware cloth for the floor. I have left over wire from another project.
     
  10. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I wouldn't unless it was in a secure building or you have very few predators. Highly unlikely though...
     

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