Housing Bob Whites

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chicken Woman, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Can anyone show me a pic of how you house your bob whites ?
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any pictures, but with my experience you need a really big run with lots of vegatation or raise them on wire. Otherwise they will get a disease called Ulceritive Enteritis, which is very deadly.
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    SamG347 his setup is very close to the same as mine. And it works great. [​IMG]
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sam are yours on all wire, or is 1/3 solid?
    What are your dimensions, and how many do you have in that size of cage/coop?
     
  6. Mad Tapper

    Mad Tapper Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice set-up Sam. I too am interested in the above questions. Also, is that sufficient for PA winters? I'm in Central Wisconsin so very cold winters. Can quail be kept in that over winter?
     
  7. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    that is a nice set up! I am thinking of raising quail this spring so I am subscribing to this thread!!!
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    The quail can be over-wintered in that.....just have to keep the draft from coming up through the bottom via tarps/boards.....and also keep the draft from coming in the front....via tarps/boards. I'm creating a new setup that will alow me to keep my quail in the same shed as my chickens. Each coloration/size of Coturnix I will be breeding will be housed in INDIVIDUAL 2ft by 2ft cages. And inside so I will be able to have heat lights on them and hopefully keep them laying all year.
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  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How many in a 2x2?
     
  10. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be putting anywhere from 5-10 birds per cage...depending.
     

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