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Rabbit cage for raising quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Floof, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm brand new to quail and planning to pickup our hatchlings on Sunday. I was hoping someone could confirm if this rabbit cage would work as a brooder indoors with a heat lamp. I'm planning to put sand in the bottom and scoop it out daily, sort of like a cat box. I appreciate any guidance on this new endeavor! :D[​IMG]
     
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  2. zekaryah

    zekaryah Out Of The Brooder

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    How big is it?
     
  3. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28" by 17" and 16" tall.
     
  4. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28" by 17" and 16" tall. I'm only getting 10 babies, if that makes a difference.
     
  5. zekaryah

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    Should do fine u can also use any cardboard box
     
  6. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think the sand will work for their floor? I really want to be able to do cleanup without having to waste too much bedding. When we were raising chicken babies it felt like I was always throwing out so much clean bedding with the bad.
     
  7. zekaryah

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    It should if they r new babies than u might wanna cover it with newspaper for the first few days that is what I read.so they don't mistake it for their good food but how about shredded newspaper you can try that 2
     
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  8. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I can give that a try :)
     
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  9. zekaryah

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    Two days left till d day so happy for ya praying all goes well for you I am still building a coop.
     

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