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My First Try at Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DarrellS, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. DarrellS

    DarrellS Hatching

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    Three weeks ago in the brooder. I did not lose any, so I guess I did alright.

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    While they were growing up I put together a new home for them. Measures 4x8x32". They seem to like it and they love their dirt pan I put in the open cage area.

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    If you see any problems with anything please let me know as I am just starting out.
     

  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

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    Nice pen and welcome to the forum...
     
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

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    Lookin' good so far. [​IMG]
    A little hint of advise.......that looks like a 7 lb. feeder(?) If so, even though it's got the dividers around the perimeter of the feed-tray part of the feeder to help in preventing the birds from scratching / slinging feed-to-waste, they can still get over in there to "scratch" some feed-to-waste unless you hang it from the ceiling of the pen. I use double-loop chain on a little hanger from the ceiling so I can adjust the height as they grow. If you hang it, they won't get on it to waste the food with it moving. (It's a ground birds nature to "scratch-n-eat"......and you won't change that as long as they're alive.)
     
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  4. peewee

    peewee Songster

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    Fantastic job on both the birds and the pen. [​IMG] My only suggestion is to wrap the bottom of the pen with a "skirt" of some kind. Maybe more hardware mesh? Just so the 'coons can not get a hold of any toes threw the hardware mesh that you have down for the floor.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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  6. B. Kossum

    B. Kossum In the Brooder

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    New myself- how would the OP clean under the cage if they wire it up?
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Move the cage or leave it loose on one end.
     

  8. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

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    Quote:I have seen mine standing on wire, eating from a feeder, and scratch'in at the wire with both feet. Scratch a little bit and eat some more... Aint the brightest little guys but they are tasty!!!
     
  9. kahlertm

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    You did fantastic work for first timer. I am right in there with ya! Great pen and follow these other Quail Jedi..and you won't be steered wrong![​IMG]

    Tonya
     

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