is 2X2 wire ok for qauils?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by youridreezen, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm building my quail pens in a week or so and would like to know if 2X2 inch wire is or for the front?

    i will have good and water on the out side so the quails have more space in the cage but is 2X2 wire or?

    any help would be great.

    cheers youri.
     
  2. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    forgot to add they are Coturnix quail.
     
  3. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    2x2 wire is fine for keeping coturnix in, but not good for keeping critters out.
    If they are going to be in an enclosed area away from critters, then that should work fine.

    If they are going to be outside, then no less than 1/2" hardware cloth all around, and keep their little heads inside the hardware cloth.
     
  4. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks a lot.

    cheers youri.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    1/2 X 1 in. weld wire works great. just remember coons can get their leggs if you use 1/2 wire for the floor.
     
  6. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    1x2 wire for sides/top and 1/2x1 for flooring is great (rabbit cages!) And if you have a pan underneath, then nothing (but rats, eww) are gonna get their feeties. 1x2 they can stick their heads though - and if you have a water trough outside the pen, they can drink from that and not soil it. I love using the water bottles with them though - they figure them out quick by pecking at the metal ball in the end [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Actually I think 2" wire would be a bit big, it wouldn't take them much to get out. My cages are 1 x1 1/2" on the sides and top, and 1 x 1/2 on the bottom.
     

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