Quail aviary planting

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shimzilla, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. shimzilla

    shimzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi has anyone done a planted aviary for quail. Did you fix a bottom to the aviary or just filled with soil and planted it,(the aviary will be on top of decking)
    also this is for Californian quail any suggestions on good plants to use?
     
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  2. Monkau

    Monkau Out Of The Brooder

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    I planted my cage out with mini dianella.

    My japs ate the lot. :/
     
  3. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used dogwood, elderberry, boxwood, cedar, and many grasses all with great success AS LONG AS THE PEN IS NOT CROWDED. A crowded pen will never support plant life. I also know of other breeders using lilacs and bamboo with great success
     
  4. Roope

    Roope Just Hatched

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    well, as you can see from these pictures, I have quite a large outdoor aviary for them at summer time, and they do have a little door to the interior aviary if they want to go there when it's raining or the day is too windy. They have lots of local grass and fern in there, and even blueberries.

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  5. shimzilla

    shimzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice! Mine will be 6ft x 4ft and will be put on my decking, I have a blackcurrant bush for it. I'm thinking some tufts of grass so they can make a nest, not sure what to use for them to roost in, as these like to roost up high most the year
     
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