Is 12" High too Short for a Brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Em Ty, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2013
    St. Clements, ON
    I've got some quail hatching next week and came across this:


    It's 2'x4'x12" high. I'll be using a heat lamp on a dimmer and, while I was going to rest it on wire on top of the brooder, I can raise it if I need to. My question is, is 12" too short for a quail breeder? Otherwise, it seems perfect. The size is good, it's got rounded corners, and it'll be tough. What do you guys think?
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    12" will work fine, as they get bigger just be careful about scaring them as they'll jump and cause scalping or other head/neck injuries on the top wire.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016

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