Grow off pen

Discussion in 'Quail' started by huntinwidow, May 9, 2011.

  1. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On my way to lumber store to pick up supplies. Grow off pen for Mothers Day [​IMG]
    Just a quick question.
    I will be putting young G. Giant Bobs in this pen. This is to be right after the brooder.
    What size wire is recommended for the bottom? Thinking 1/2 inch hardware cloth. Are the openings small enough for those tiny feet?
     
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a few weeks they'll do fine on 1/2 inch.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    1/2 X 1/2 WORKS BEST [​IMG]
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    I swear by 1/2' Hardware cloth all around! You can't go wrong.
     
  5. kerry 2138

    kerry 2138 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use 1/2 by 1 for growoff pens and it works really well.
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grenada, Ms
    I will echo the 1/2" wire fans here..... [​IMG]
    What poop doesn't fall right on through won't be there very long with all the foot traffic from those little energetic terrorist!!!!
     

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