Quail "run" question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bblount89, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. bblount89

    bblount89 New Egg

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    I have around 23 quail, some Bobwhite, some Coturnix, and wanted a better idea of the right style of enclosure for them. Now they are in a temporary small chicken coop with attached run to keep them out of the elements. The man who raised the Bobs had hundreds of them in a typical chicken house, so they are used to flying straight up.
    Does anyone have a plan or house that has worked for them? Most of the flock are several months old, with a few adults in the mix. Is it really better to have them up off the ground, or will a traditional style coop and tall run be sufficient for them?
     
  2. thebirdfarm

    thebirdfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of the run I built. I haven't had any problems with it. If you notice though on the run I don't have a lot of supports. This way I could use chicken wire which fares better in the snow and yet when the birds run into it they bounce off it like a net without harm. Anyway I'm sure some will say keeping them off the ground is better for disease control, I however haven't had any problems with sick birds. (knock on wood)

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  3. bblount89

    bblount89 New Egg

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    i didnt think of it that way but thats a good idea i appreciate it bud BBlount89
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They Real Do Much Better Up Off The Ground On Wire When Kept In Captivity.
     

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