Questions about Quail Housing

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CoyoteMagic, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    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!!
  2. leghorn dude

    leghorn dude Songster

    Feb 1, 2008
    Conroe tx
    what kind of quail
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

  4. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Songster

    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
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    The cage will be predator proof. 1/4 in hardware cloth. sides staked out and down a foot. Plus it will be in the middle of my huge chicken run behind a 6ft fence
  6. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    i would raise them off the ground unless they have really small wire on the ground like 1/2 inch

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