Insulating nest box on quail housing

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jackson41, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can get down to 30 below zero in the winter where I live. If I decide to winter over breeding stock should I insulate the nest box ?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Yes, insulate it.
     
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:First of all, "where do you live"? (I wish folks would at least put their state in their profile... [​IMG] ..... just sayin'). Anyhow, not knowing what kind of birds you have, the fact that it gets "30 below zero" and the term "nest boxes" just doesn't match up as being reality! Unless you live at the North Pole, I would hope you live in a hemisphere where there's a "warm" season. Now, warm to you may be +40ºF.....I don't know [​IMG] But, I can tell ya one thing, if you have to "insulate" a nest box, I don't think it's time for the Mrs.-Expecting-Egg-Dropin'-Quail-Mamma to deliver.
     
  4. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry, I live in Wisconsin. It only gets that cold a few nights in January. I would not expect to have birds lay all winter. Just over winter a few for spring egg laying. It ain't the North Pole! We do have a few days of summer.
     
  5. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOPS, Coturnix are the birds I'm asking about.
     
  6. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    While You're At It How About Some Cable Tv And A Garden Tub? [​IMG]
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good Idea! I think it will help with the central air I'll be installing for the long hot summer and the fireplace for winter. I like my birds to be cozy![​IMG]
     

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