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Quail Feeder question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CARS, May 8, 2009.

  1. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hit the jackpot today and the High School Ag teacher is getting ready to "unload" 70 A&M Quail! FOR FREE!!!

    I have the cages built already and bought a bunch of those pop-bottle water cups (.83 each btw from Quail Forever. MM wants something like $5.85 for 2 of them [​IMG])

    What do you feel is the best feeder for a roll-out cage? I need to move quick (picking them up the 15th). Because of the time-frame, DIY feeders are probably my best bet.

    Do the PVC pipe ones work good? Those clip-on the cage bowls or crocks?? Other options???

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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    mate using PVC pipe and you are asking for waste and spillage. If the quails are adult birds use something like this feeder

    http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/acatalog/3kg_GW_Feeder_300.jpg

    Put it onto a small brick to lift the feeder of the floor and the quails will eat from it without having the chance to throw the food everywhere.

    You might need 2 or 3 for the number of birds you have though.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That's what we use, the hanging feeders work great

    Steve
     
  4. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had not thought of the hanging feeders! I was having problems thinking of options because of the sloped floor. Time to start shopping!

    Thanks guys!!!
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Tractor supply has them. We use the 3 pound size in the brooder boxes once the birds are eating good. In the quail pen we use the 7 pound size.

    Steve
     

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