The button quail condo

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Materials:
    -1 cubical 9 cube storage unit by Essential Home available at Kmart
    -1 cubical 3 cube storage unit by Essential Home available at Kmart
    -4 foam boards available at Kmart
    -approximately 3' x 3 1/2' hardware cloth
    -approximately 1' x 5' coroplast
    -10 small parakeet water fountains (purchased at walmart, link is for a different site)
    aspen bedding available at Wal-mart
    2 rolls of contact paper
    Foam rubber padding
    12 Hefty plastic picnic cups

    Cage:
    Assemble shelving as instructed on box.
    Cut foam rubber padding 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" and attach to inside top of cage
    Cut hardware cloth 35" x 9 1/2" (4 pieces)
    Cut an opening approximately 3" x 3" for a door
    attach hardware cloth to the fronts of each level with staples, leaving 4-5" open on the top above the doorway to allow the coroplast to slide up and down (door)
    Cut coroplast 4" x 13" to cover door

    Pans:
    Cut foam board 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
    fold sides in and attach with tape
    Cover bottoms of pan with contact paper; fill with aspen shavings

    Cups:
    The cups are for feed cups, simply cut about 1" to 1 1/2" off the bottom of the cup for a 'feeder' [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice idea! Good work! That was easier than dividing bookcases would have been, too.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah, plus bookcases cost about the same, plus I'd have to add even more material to make them work. I'm thinking of getting another 3-cubby shelf and not adding the dividers to use for my button bachelors. That way I can get the rat manor cage out of there and get rid of it, it takes up a lot of space!
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  6. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picke up a book case at a second hand store for this same purpose. I hate asking my boyfriend for help, I wanted to build a cage system like yours on my own. You have now solved my dilema about how to make the doors, as I am not tool savy. I think your system will work perfectly for what I have in ind. Thanks for posting it.
     
  7. SliderShooter

    SliderShooter Out Of The Brooder

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    Very creative, looking good. [​IMG]
     

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