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Quail Brooder/grow out?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by glewis121, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have pictures of their quail brooder or grow out?

    They are coturnix quail.

    My Quail are now a week old and just in a cardboard box brooder and they are can fly out of it (they are covered with a screen now).


    What do you guys use for a grow out cage?

    They are being kept in the basement because I am located in the NE and we just had 16 inches of snow today!


    Pictures please!
     
  2. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I start my quail out in brooder tubs like this for the first week - 10days in the house:
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    Then they go into this brooder (top can be partially covered in very cold weather) in the barn for another 2 weeks:
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    Next they go into a similar brooder to the above, but with wire floor and no light for another week or so till they are acclimated (sorry, no pic of that). Then, at about 4 weeks of age, they go into cages like this:
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    My cages are 24"X30", hung in the barn, and house up to 30 / cage. They remain in there until butcher, sale, or being moved to breeder cages.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009

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