Nipple Waterer Height

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pine, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Pine

    Pine New Egg

    Sep 4, 2011
    I'm planning my quail cage. I've ordered several Super Flow Push-in Nipples for a water source. How high above the wire mesh should the nipple be for Coturnix quail? I've seen pictures of chicken setups where the chickens need to stretch to reach the nipple. Do I need to do that for quail or can it be lower?
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    quail are about 8(?) inches tall, i'd have the nipple high enough to where they can't turn around and poop in it, but low enough that they don't have to stretch...say 6 inches above the floor?

    its one of those things you'll figure out once you go to build it
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    I have no experience with the nipple water systems, but for adult coturnix....Mounting it higher than vent level should be fine.
  4. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2011
    east taunton
    i would put it at 4 inches high.[​IMG]

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