Quail Enclosure Ideas

Discussion in 'Quail' started by oskizzle, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. oskizzle

    oskizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the very early stages of research and decision making about raising quail. One thing I'm looking into is what type of enclosure to build. I'm a DIY kinda guy, so I'm handy and can build something from scratch.

    I've been going through the sticky link that shows different pens, and have seen some great work.

    One other example I found was this breeder cage video . I'm not looking to start with a ton of birds, maybe 20 max. But this seems like a great way to be able to easily collect the eggs, good feeder/water setup, in general it just looks like it would operate well.

    However, I haven't seen anyone else build a cage like this - I'm starting to wonder if there's a reason...are there negatives to this setup? The only thing I would change is putting dividers in to separate the birds (which would mean additional feeders and water supply units).

    Anyone have any feedback on this? Thanks!
     
  2. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    we have some of those too, will get ya some pics this evening, yes- very cool... eggs roll right out.
     
  3. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    Quote:Are your PVC feeder troughs cut down the middle then cap on each end ? Does the feed stay in there pretty good ?

    I have some 1X2 wire cages that can be re-worked for quail pens,I will just need to get some 1\\2 in or 1X1/2 inch floor wire.
    I also have about 30 of the drink cups sitting in a box, I think they have been in that box for 2 years(maybe they haven't rusted....[​IMG] Now just need some treated 2x4's, box of screws, couple pieces of PVC pipe NICE cool dry weather and cooler of Beer and I have some new retro-quail digs...
     
  8. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:Are your PVC feeder troughs cut down the middle then cap on each end ? Does the feed stay in there pretty good ?

    I have some 1X2 wire cages that can be re-worked for quail pens,I will just need to get some 1\\2 in or 1X1/2 inch floor wire.
    I also have about 30 of the drink cups sitting in a box, I think they have been in that box for 2 years(maybe they haven't rusted....[​IMG] Now just need some treated 2x4's, box of screws, couple pieces of PVC pipe NICE cool dry weather and cooler of Beer and I have some new retro-quail digs...

    yes cut but not exactly down the middle, more like 3/4? yup stays pretty good.
     
  9. Mek

    Mek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Are your PVC feeder troughs cut down the middle then cap on each end ? Does the feed stay in there pretty good ?

    I have some 1X2 wire cages that can be re-worked for quail pens,I will just need to get some 1\\2 in or 1X1/2 inch floor wire.
    I also have about 30 of the drink cups sitting in a box, I think they have been in that box for 2 years(maybe they haven't rusted....[​IMG] Now just need some treated 2x4's, box of screws, couple pieces of PVC pipe NICE cool dry weather and cooler of Beer and I have some new retro-quail digs...

    yes cut but not exactly down the middle, more like 3/4? yup stays pretty good.

    :p the more beer it can hold the better right?


    Here is a progress shot of my cage with egg catcher.
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  10. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    very nice Mek! keep it up. will be happy birds in there.
     

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