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quail coop

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Nathanya, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if and body had advice on building a quail coop. I want it to be very simple this is my first time having quail please post pictures if you have any.
     
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only advice...is they need 1 square foot per bird, should be predator proof and sheltered. Search for the thread, "Ground verses Wire" and there are tons of pics and great examples for housing.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks ya that is the only thing I knew was that they needed 1 square foot per bird
     
  4. SilkieCrazy123

    SilkieCrazy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just made a rabbit hutch with wooden stakes nailed to the bottom.. There is a (very heavy!) tray on the very bottom to catch the poo. it was originally meant for eggs, but they have taken to laying in their boxes, to my relief. You should NOT, absolutely not make the bottom wire. My hutch does not have a square foot for each quail, but i put them on the ground into an appropriate-sized cage everyday.Wire-bottomed cages are not for quail. their feet are for solid floors, not for grappling.
     
  5. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok i was planning on making the bottom out of wire. I guess i will try to just make it out of solid wood do u have a picture of ur quail coop?
     
  6. SilkieCrazy123

    SilkieCrazy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    ya, i do. Oh, and the spaces between the stakes can be smaller. Like i said, eggs were meant to fall through.
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    I cover the hutch with the sesame street blanket on top.[​IMG]
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    It kinda dirty, but they dont mind.REmenber, they have to have some spaces where they can stand, like that blue thing(its long) I just took the pictures, and i'll change the water right now.see that white thing, underneath the stakes? that's the tray.
     
  7. SilkieCrazy123

    SilkieCrazy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some more pictures.
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    the bottom picture is how the tray stands there.
     
  8. SilkieCrazy123

    SilkieCrazy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am posting some pictures of my happy quail in their ground cage.
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    the bottom is not wired.
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    i got this guy along with the others. he has a curved neck, but he's got his own way of seeing things.. his name is Myro.Hey, i want to know, does anyone have quail that are molting? mine are. there's this one that i call Vulture, and his neck feathers are finally coming through.
     
  9. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for the pictures I might just try to make a completely solid floor with pine shavings on it for easier cleaning. Thank you for posting the pictures of your coop it look nice. I will probaly make some
    Sort of grass pen for them too so they can eat some fresh bugs and worms.
     
  10. SilkieCrazy123

    SilkieCrazy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    ya, the solid floor would be good. I just dont have to clean the hutch for about two months. thats a plus.
     

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