One of my cage models I have built

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been busy lately preparing for my quail season. I have 12 of these built for bobs. I hope to house 2 pair in each section. The total cage is 8 feet long, 14 inches tall and 36 deep. I guess take off 2 inches for the roll out egg floor. 6 stalls in each. Floor had 1 3/4 inch drop from back to front. These will be inside. I will probably stack them 4 high. I am 6'4 with gorilla arms so I should be able to reach everything OK. I am going to do 12 more but they will be all wire construction. I'm still waiting on my door latches.

    The new ones I am building now ate the same dimensions but have no dividers for coturnix


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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Very impressive there! [​IMG]
     
  3. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice [​IMG]
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Looks Great!
    I hope your latches get there soon!
     
  5. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Would you like to make me a few, too?
    I am debating getting a few jumbo coturnix just to see if I like the taste of their eggs and them...
    I have a question... how big is the gap for the egg to roll through on the front?
     
  6. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice breeding pens. ive been busy making hutches as well. lots of hard work put into a hobby thats for sure!
     
  7. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!! The ones I'm working on now are like the GQF breeding pens but will be about 16inches wide and 34-36 inches long. All metal and wire. These wooden cages would of be a lot nicer if I had bought the lumber instead of recycling pallets. I think they still turned out OK. I do get some really nice pallet wood. I drive a freight truck and I have customers keep the nice ones for me. Sometimes I have to buy a few 2x4's but get most of them from the large 8 and 10 ft pallets. [​IMG] Cut through a nail the other day and ruined a $60 saw blade. [​IMG]
     
  8. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:half the width of a 2x4 or 1 3/4 inches. I hope that isn't to much
     
  9. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very goon design ..I really like it

    Do you mind if a make one like that? [​IMG]
     
  10. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:FOR THOSE WHO LEAVE OPENINGS FOR EGGS TO ROLL OUT...ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT SNAKES CAN ENTER THE OPENING? YOUR CAGES ARE REALLY NICE. I JUST GOT THRU DOING ONE OUT OF SPLIT TWO BY FOURS FOR A COLONY CAGE, I DID NOT LEAVE THE OPENING BECAUSE WE HAVE LOTS OF NON=POISONOUS SNAKES.
     

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