GOF 15 section breeding pen questions..??? any info?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sniper338, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking at the sectioned off quail breeding pen cages... I'm sure yall have seen them, one cage has 3 sections... 5 cages in a stand, has waterer, feeder, and floor is slopped for eggs to roll out, dropping pans included... looks like a nice easy clean set up to have things set up much nicer than what I have... Any pros and cons any of you have... I know I would be able to separate my birds a lot more for sure..
     
  2. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ggschulz

    ggschulz Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so it kind of depends on your space and what you are trying to accomplish. From a pure production, sanitation, and space perspective, it looks like a good way to go and a couple of the bigger producers around here use something similar and it works great.

    I am a country boy, and we are raising ours for eggs, meat, and the fun of playing with the genetics/color and I firmly believe that they have to be productive first, and pets second. That being said, I like being able to see and interact with them to a certain extent and for them to be something my 4 and 8 year old boys can enjoy and help out with. I would probably not use something quite that "contained" and commercial since I have a little more space and like the interaction, but again, depends what you want to do.

    This is what I am using for breeding cages. They have since been installed and are covered with plastic to protect from sun, rain, and wind:
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    You can sort of see them here, above the chickens.
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    This was awhile back before I had the quail. The chickens don't live there, I just had them out "mowing the grass" so before we get a conversation started about intermingling, they are separated....
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sniper, GGSchulz has the larger cages that I think might be better. Much larger and more "interactive" as he puts it. [​IMG] Better for your Bobs as well.
     
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  5. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these ordered... We will see how it goes... Im more for the production for meat... I will write up a reveiw once I get them going and see how well they work... There doesnt seem to be any good reviews on this stuff so I guess I am a guinea here, they are pricy, but I am lacked for space... We will see what happens..
     
  6. ggschulz

    ggschulz Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck! Let us know how it goes...
     

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