Multiple quail pens and cages

Discussion in 'Quail' started by badwhiskey, May 4, 2016.

  1. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have several grow out pens and breeder cages and brood era outside? Would like to see pictures of some one who is pretty into this hobby
     
  2. Finnisher

    Finnisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same
     
  3. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??
     
  4. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Out Of The Brooder

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    by this weekend I'll have pictures! One coop just wan't going to do it. The plan is to have several movable coops in the yard with different types/colors in each. We're about halfway done with the second and already thinking about the third.
     
  5. SEP Board

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    http://sepboard.us/showthread.php?tid=500


    Post #6 is what I'm doing for our quail. I've been following several of his videos and like them quite a bit. I'm dong the same thing with the PVC (3/4 inch seems to be just fine). It's very modular so I can continue to add levels as needed.

    Right now I have one 4x2 cage that's divided in the middle. In each 2x2 section I have one rooster and 3 hen. They're between 7-8 weeks old. They haven't started laying yet but the plan for when they do is to incubate until I have three 4x2 cages with the same set up. And then have a fourth grow out 4x2 cage with no divider. With the PVC it's pretty simple to just add a level. I'll take a pick when I get a chance.
     
  6. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Out Of The Brooder

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    SEP you are seriously organized! I have a tendency to think in terms of decorating because I am forced to look at the coops everytime I go outside!
     
  7. SEP Board

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    Bottom is the divided 4x2 with the quail. The top is an undivided 4x2 that will be a grow out cage. I had simply wrapped some tarp on both cages for a bit of a rain cover. However I'll be updating that to a plastic cover similar to what you see over the PVC rabbit hutch to the top left. I'll add this when I get to my top layer. May also use this material underneath to catch the droppings as it would be easy to clean.

    I have a solar powered spot light over each side on the bottom for some extra light. As you can see in picture #2, it is modular so I can add the same level again and again as high as I need to go.
     
  8. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!
     
  9. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any problems with ants with the cages on the ground?
     
  10. SEP Board

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    For me, even the bottom cage is raised about 3 inches. I have ants around the yard but don't seem to be an issue.
     

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