how to have a predator proof cage for quails?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rigelc, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. rigelc

    rigelc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I had 4 quails in a wooden box for rabbits. I bought later a wire cage so they could have some air and sun...I made the mistake to leave them there overnight and a raccon (I did not see it but I know there is one around) likked them all eating wings and heards. I want to have Quails again but I want to avoid this happening again. So first thing I won't use the wire cage...but is it any other things I could do??? please I need advise [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You use hardware cloth which is too strong for them to rip up. Also you bury some of it so dogs can't tunnel under. If the raccoon problem in your area is really bad, you run an electric fence around the pen too.
     

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