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Quail Brooder/grow out?

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

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Songster

    Oct 17, 2009
    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 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    S.E. MO
    I start my quail out in brooder tubs like this for the first week - 10days in the house:

    Then they go into this brooder (top can be partially covered in very cold weather) in the barn for another 2 weeks:

    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:

    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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