Finally, pictures of my coturnix quail pens!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cawooduck, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got around to taking some pictures of my pens! I encorparated ideas from different ideas i have seen on here and a few of my own as well!! Enjoy!!

    The two cages with one more slot for another cage when i feel like building another one!!
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    The waterers are 2 1/2" pvc pipe with a cap on one end and an elbow on the other. I cut one end of the elbow down to almost flush for the bottle to sit in, and i cut a 16" slot in the pvc that is 1 1/2" wide for the quail to drink out of. The waterers are zip tied to the cage.[​IMG]

    The feeders are made from the same concept, only both ends are capped.
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    The wire in the areas where the quail eat/drink are actually closet organizer wire racks that i cut down, i had some old ones laying around the yard so i used them. To prevent the "head bonking" that everyone talks about i used shade cloth for the tops of the cages and secured them with 1" boards, its worked like a charm and lets the heat out on those hot days!! I also took some old closet sliding doors, cut them down, and they are the poop trays that slide under the pens on plywood cleats.

    Take care everyone!!...............Jason
     
  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!! Very nice! I really like the food and water on the outside - it keeps things cleaner and does not take away from cage space on the inside. You have good ideas and I like the recycling of closet doors and shelving.

    Lisa:)
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat! Like the waterer idea!
     
  4. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!!!!
     
  5. minesrd

    minesrd Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]:thumbsupthose look great!!!
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    WOAH!!! I love them!!! crafty crafty! now come here and build me some! [​IMG]
     
  7. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone![​IMG]

    Niki, you fly me out there and take me trout fishing and i will build you some cages!!!LOL:D
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:WOOHOO!!! okay... hoow about I have my dad pick you up (hes a truck driver huge and a grumpy italian...im sure you'd be fine) [​IMG]
     
  9. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WOOHOO!!! okay... hoow about I have my dad pick you up (hes a truck driver huge and a grumpy italian...im sure you'd be fine) [​IMG]

    A huge grumpy Italian eh, no problem, nothing some manicotti and home made ravioli's washed down with some local livermore wine couldnt solve !!!LOL

    PS- I hope you have me on the "A" list for some of your reds when they start laying!![​IMG]...............Jason
     
  10. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Great job:thumbsup Love the feeder, waterer idea. Might have to use that myself. Mine kick alot of food out of the cage but the chickens eat it.
     

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