rabbit hutch house?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pokey, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    do rabbit hutches make good housing for bobwhite quail? i have looked at the ones like a tractor supply and was wondering. if so is it cheaper o build one similar?
     
  2. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Songster

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    Thats what I use. We did have to put some smaller wire around the sides and fromy as the coon were pulling the quail out...they then just moved the tray underneath to get them out.[​IMG]

    so now I am taking care of the coon...[​IMG]

    if it wasn't for the coon...the rabit hutches work great!
     
  3. tbone

    tbone Songster

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    just be careful not to over crowd.bob whites become canibalistic when over crowded....
     
  4. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    how many could be housed in one w/o problems?
     
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    How big is it?
     
  6. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    i think they aere about 4 ft long maybe 3 wide w/ part of it having a boxed off area to get out of the weather. nothing grand, just thought a kit would be easy.
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    quail is like 1sq ft per bird but bobs like more room than that I have found. I have 3 in a 4x2 rabbit hutch and they do great. Much more than that they start pulling each others feathers
     
  8. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    I have seen others say that bobs like to have things to get up against like a stick or a small bunch of grass. I have seen people say that this will let them chill out some.

    I am new to quail & have no experience to use only what I read here & else where. Sorry I'm little help.
     

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