Quail Owners! Brooder thoughts please (Pic)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Buster, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I just set up this Brower brooder and plan on brooding my Jumbo Coturnix quail in it. I taped up the back opening where the food dish should go because they are too small to reach the food anyway. I also put newspaper over the wire mesh because I was worried their feet would get stuck in the holes.

    My next worries are these- will the waterer be too high? I will be able to judge that as soon as I put them in and take care of it as needed.

    Mostly I'm worried about the gap you can see in the back corner between the mesh and the brooder wall where the mesh can be removed. Any suggestions on how to block that so the babies can't get out?

    Thanks!

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  2. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Duct tape. It fixes everything! [​IMG]
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ok it was even simpler than I thought- I just bent the wire up to accommodate the gap. Any other thoughts before I put these babies in the brooder? I am just waiting for the temperature to stabilize now.
     
  4. Tn Gamebirds

    Tn Gamebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    It would be better if you could put paper towels on the floor instead of the newspaper. Newspaper gets pretty slick when it gets wet. And can cause there legs to spread to far injuring them
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Good point. I will try that instead.
     
  6. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use shelf liner (the spongy type) over the wire and in the bottom of the tubs I use for the first few days. Its washable, and reusable.

    Brad
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing then I pictured a quail chick stuck
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    The quail get into every little spot they can.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I was thinking the same thing then I pictured a quail chick stuck
    to it. [​IMG]

    The quail get into every little spot they can.

    I hope I got everything sealed up good. I'll have to watch for a while. I duct taped the things I did with the sticky side out so they don't get stuck to it. They same thing went through my head too.
     

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