Quail Brooder: Wire floor size

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BooneHillbilly, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Building new brooders. Do i want to go with 1/4x1/4 or 1/2x1/2 for the floor. They will be kept on this wire until they are moved into with er there breeding cages or the growout cages, so basically 3-4 weeks. Thanks!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'd go with the 1/4" unless you plan on putting something (like shelf liner) over the wire for when they are really small. Their droppings won't go through 1/4" wire when they get a little bigger, but 1/2" wire would be too big for their tiny feet when they are >2 weeks old.
     
  3. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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  4. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I was thinking just wanted to reassure myself... Thanks!
     

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