Questions about Quail Housing


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12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
only the shadow knows.....
My quail are 4 weeks old. I'm looking at moving them out into the yard. I've got a rabbit hutch I was going to house them in. The rabbit hutch sets directly on the ground with no bottom for the "run" portion.

Questions are:
Do I have to raise the "run" off the ground? I'm going to have hardware cloth surrounding the whole thing buried a foot down. Plus I've put hardware cloth around the whole inside of the run so nothing can get it's hands inside.

IF I can leave it on the ground, what would be best to put in the run? Sand, pea gravel or mulch?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


11 Years
Apr 12, 2008
Well i think it wuold be best to raise it off the ground so that the predators won't have an easy catch, also I have been nagging my dad to get those!! You are so lucky

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