Quail cage question

FoxManor

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Aug 30, 2017
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I’m going to be building a few raised outdoor cages. The reason being that Someone else will be caring for my birds for a bit and I’m trying to have a low upkeep setup while they do. (They don’t just have quails to care for) My plan is to use some all wire rabbit cages I have, add a wooden box to the back a roof over the whole thing and have it up on legs. My quail right now are on the ground in outdoor pens (excluding the chicks still being brooded) What I’m wondering is if the wooden box part should have a solid floor or a wire floor? Or half wire half wood? Where I live gets brutally cold in the winter, lots of snow, ice, and wind. The pens will be outside not in a barn or shed. Does the floor need to be solid wood? Or can it be wire? If weather wise it doesn’t matter wouldn’t it hurt them to be on wire all the time? The only reason I’m even considering wire is upkeep while I’m away.
 

Nabiki

Quail Geek
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May 15, 2019
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They're going to need some place to rest their feet from the wire. I would give the box part a solid floor or give them boxes full of dirt.
 

NatJ

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Make sure no predators can get under the wire floor, to hurt their toes & feet right through it.
 

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