Having issues with flooring.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pringle, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I live in new england....so it gets cold!I plan on making 2 4by3 ft pens,with a 4by3ft attached runs,its going to be off the ground about 5 ft.The run is going to have wire floor but im not to sure about the other part.The other part is going to be the actaul house.Should I just have a wood floor or a wire floor?Im thinking the wire floor is going to be cold in winter but can coturnix handle that?
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Anyone?Oh cmon,if you dont want my quail to die then answer if you dont them im going to call you a murderer [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its A Compromise Situation--- Either Use Wire And It Wont Keep Them As Warm, Or Use Wood And Have To Clean It And Keep Bedding In There For Them--- Pick 1
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I guess id rather have em not suffer so ill pick wooden floor.how often should I clean the pens?every week?
     
  5. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me i would use wire and then in the winter i would add some plywood or some cardboard to it so in the summer ya can take it out and its easy to take out and clean
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THERE'S A GOOD IDEA
     
  7. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THERE'S A GOOD IDEA

    yup, yup! maybe find a way to put plywood under the wire close enough to block the wind from the bottom, but so that you can slide it out and dump it easily....quail poop A LOT!!! then, as already mentioned, just leave it out in the summer.
     
  8. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THERE'S A GOOD IDEA

    yup, yup! maybe find a way to put plywood under the wire close enough to block the wind from the bottom, but so that you can slide it out and dump it easily....quail poop A LOT!!! then, as already mentioned, just leave it out in the summer.

    That is what I'm doing one of these days. [​IMG]
     

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