how many quail can i fit in this cage????

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chixaregreat41, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bruce mines
    [​IMG]how many quail do you think will fit in this cage if more pics are needed or measurements just ask!! thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  2. marksouth

    marksouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Most people seem to say one bird per square foot max.
     
  3. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful with that cage, the bars are wide enough for a head to get through, if inside it could just be a problem with stuck heads, but if it ever goes outside then your quail would be in danger from predators. Try putting thinner mesh over the bars.
     
  4. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uhhhhhhh. Before you put any quail in there, I would make sure the hardware cloth on the bottom is fully fastened, otherwise, your quail will try to make an escape, or a critter will reach in and have themselves a feast.
     
  5. quailswiss

    quailswiss Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep I had 3 of mine outside and they got their heads bitten off.
     
  6. flg8r

    flg8r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was using something similar for a temporary pen and two escaped within an hour out of maybe 6 I had in there. I think there was too much of a gap in one of the places where the tray sat.
     

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