New quail pen

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pancholoco, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to build a decent pen for my quails (17). I had a bad one that I builded from reclaimed wood and mesh imagine holes everywhere so today I started my new pen, in the morning I decided to go to my nearest building materials department HD and Delano Building so I bought:

    List Materials

    Poultry net 3' x 13' x 1" hex (the cheapest one)
    Hardware cloth 2' x 10' x 1/2"x 1/2" mesh
    1 piece of plywood 2' x 2' x 1/2" tick
    7 3" x 1" x 8' wood
    1 Pound of wood screws 3" long
    Wire cloth 1" x 2" x 4'

    total= $62.00

    Tools I used
    Electric and manual saw
    Stapler
    2" crown staples
    Electric drill
    Drill bites
    Measure tape
    Gorila glue
    12" combination square
    Measures 8' long and 16" wide 13" front height and 11" back height I'll post more pictures tomorrow is still unfinished [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good, Are you having trouble with the eggs getting stuck on the wood inside instead of rolling out through the holes?
     
  3. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still aren't laying. They hatched on 12/25/12 so in a couple weeks.
     
  4. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are more pictures

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  5. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    You keep food and water inside? Won't the eggs hit those on the way down?

    (I thought you were making a battery style cage, that would be neat, but this is also cool, someone showing cage designs in the Quail forum [​IMG])
     
  6. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inside water recipients are permanent, I'm waiting for 8 waterer cups I just ordered.
     
  7. jonaspolaris

    jonaspolaris New Egg

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    Looks good!
     
  8. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    It does doesn't it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lincolnquails

    Lincolnquails New Egg

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    I like your setup love of chicken, battery style quail pens. I might make something similer for my african harlequin quails.
     
  10. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Was easy to do it, if yo have tools go. I was thinking to go with these price is $700.00 Pesos Mexicanos ( aprox. $55 dollars) Measures are 1.2 m long x .5 m wide x .22 m height

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