Suitable Coop?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by noodlesluvspie, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. noodlesluvspie

    noodlesluvspie New Egg

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    Hi! I was wondering if this would be a suitable coop for Coturnix quail? I got these photos from Amazon. Thanks![​IMG]

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  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there, it's a nice coop, and quail will *usually* use ramps, but that is a pretty steep one in my opinion. I would guess most quail wouldn't "get" it. [​IMG]

    You may be better off looking at rabbit coops? Or building your own :)
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe something more along the lines of these?

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    Remember that the quail will not go in the coop at night nor to shelter in bad weather like wind or rain :p

    So you would have to have the run area protected from those elements or else the quail will sit out there during bad weather and suffer and even die [​IMG]
     
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  4. noodlesluvspie

    noodlesluvspie New Egg

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    I really like that first one! Thanks for your help!
     
  5. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome :)! Be aware that bars shown in the first picture allow animals such as raccoons to stick their paws in and rip out pieces of birds [​IMG] It would also allow for vermin - I would suggest hardware cloth (galvanized metal mesh, chicken coop wire is too weak for predator protection), I use 1/4 inch so I don't even have to worry about tiny mice or even hornets trying to get their treats :p
     
  6. noodlesluvspie

    noodlesluvspie New Egg

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    I found one very similar to the first one that is already made with hardware cloth! So that's perfect. [​IMG]
     

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