Moved Quail out

Discussion in 'Quail' started by swheat, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    I got my a&m moved out yesterday and my jumbo bobs today(all are 2 weeks old). The a&m did well the first night, but the bobs are already bangin their heads. Geez, I hope they are not all dead in the morning.

    I made a double decker brooder with poop tubs under the top level. The height is about 12 inches...will I have dead quail in the morning..yikes! I put the bob in the top level so they might be less frightened from anything moving on the ground below..

    The a&m tickle the fire out of me. I went out to check on them today and seen a couple of them just layed out, first thought was some died...them buggars really know how to relax [​IMG] they were just sleeping. [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Put something 'solid' over the top of the bobs' pen, that might help keep them from trying to kill themselves. Just cover it with a feed bag or something.
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    The brooder has solid wood top.

    ETA: Very similar to this one but each level is not as tall(this one is for bantam chicks).

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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    looks perfect, shouldn't have to worry about much
     
  5. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    nice!
     
  6. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Thanks, I hope they do well in the coop.

    I also made some feeders out of some 2 inch pvc pipe that I had laying around here. I cut a 2 inch wide strip out length wise(18 inches long). Then took my drill and drill out 2 inch donuts out of 1 X 4, then attached these donuts to 1 x4 x 3 in high. I inserted the donuts in the ends of the pvc pipe, aligned them up and flipped them up side down and put a screw in the very bottom attaching the pvc pipe to the would donuts...wa la feeders coming right up.
     
  7. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats too funny. coturnix really do love to lay with their legs sprawed out just chilling like a dog or cat would anyone who has seen it knows what we are referring too. funny little birds they are. in one of my large ground pens my birds have a hole dug 6 inches down and `8 in diameter. they dust and sprawl out in it and they always look like they are dead until i get closer and they stnd up real quick.
     
  8. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    imho, you have the perfect #s in your pen, if they are able to chill like that. I know 5-6, 2wk old chicks in my rubbermaid brooders have enough room to stretch out without bumping each other, I think they are able to sleep more without being disturbed, I feel the good vibes watching them sleep like that, just my .02
     
  9. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Just more pics [​IMG]

    I got the lights burning tonight..we are supposed to go down to 63 degrees tonight ! Wow, a Cold front in August. I may drape some plastic over part of the open side.

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  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your set up steve...

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