quail cage ???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by woogie g3, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many quail can my cage hold any ideas???
    i want to now befor i buy eggs. to make sure i have room.
    the cage is about 3 foot off the ground it is wire with woooden frame and metal roof. its 4.5 x 3.5 and 2 foot tall
     
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the numbers 16 but I try not to crowd my birds I would try starting with 6-7 hens and 2 males keep an eye on the hens heads/necks and maybe get another hen or 2 I only have 1 colony cage I am running 1 male and 5 hens he used to have too much time on his hands he is a busy fellow these days rather fertile eggs though.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    What quail are you planning to house?
     
  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure yet i was thinkin either button or qourtinix or how ever you spell it
    which do u think is better
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    If you are planning to house them together, I recommend Coturnix. Button quail thrive best in pairs as they are monogamous birds (one male, one female).
     
  6. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanx
     

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