Quail on wire opinions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I need to build some new quail cages and brooders since I can't afford
    to buy the AWESOME GCF or Brower versions for $1500 a set.

    So, I'd like to make two racks of five cages each that can be used as
    brooders or cages. All the proffesional cages have the quail on wire but
    my quail seem to love to scratch around like my chickens do.


    Any opinions??? Quail experts. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs MIA

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    The quail love to scratch, but they love it a lot more than I love cleaning shavings. I have 15 birds on shavings, and it gets dirty really quick. Then the eggs get dirty, yada yada... I'd much rather they be on wire. [​IMG] Just my humble opinion. [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    The quail love to scratch, but they love it a lot more than I love cleaning shavings. I have 15 birds on shavings, and it gets dirty really quick. Then the eggs get dirty, yada yada... I'd much rather they be on wire. [​IMG] Just my humble opinion. [​IMG]

    That is exactly the way I am thinking. Maybe I'll make little sandboxes
    for them to scratch in. Thanks Tori. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs MIA

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    You're welcome! I took the plastic trays out of our new coolers, and use those for "sandboxes"... The quail love it. [​IMG] And they tend to lay their eggs in it, too, so you can easily retrieve them. [​IMG]
     

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