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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

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    I've got some quail hatching next week and came across this:

    http://www.tscstores.com/2-X-1-X-4-50-GALLON-POLY-STOCK-TANK-P3660.aspx#.VsHhiOY6hS0

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    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

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    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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