well i've gone and done it now !

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i just "won" an ebay auction for a dozen Button eggs......i held off as long as i could ( it was just too much,i couldn't hold myself back) . Thanks to all the people who have posted Button pictures on here and tortured me with their beautiful birds.
    i'm wondering if i have marbles for brains...or quail eggs as the case may be ! [​IMG]

    now i have to go and build some more cages . At least i already have most of the materials needed.
    and can someone tell me what the space requirement for a pair is ...i checked the sticky but it doesn't have that specific info in it.
     
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Believe Buttans Are 20 Inches Square Per Pair
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks.[​IMG]
     
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard people on here say that a hamster cage is big enough but I have found that mine are always pacing in a hamster cage. The smallest enclosure I have is a 60 quart rubbermade bin. Each one has at least one hiding/nesting spot usually 2 or more. I turn a pencil cup or flower pot on its side, and put in plastic plants for them to hide around. Pacing is a sign of anxiety. If they're pacing, they are not comfortable in their cage.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My pairs are in 'cages' that are 11" by 11", but bigger is always better [​IMG]
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um, that's pretty small, 20 sq inches equals a 4"x5" cage for a pair. I doubt they'd be able to turn around in such a small space. Did you perhaps mean 20" x 20" ?
     
  7. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds kinda small to me too.....[​IMG]
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Um, that's pretty small, 20 sq inches equals a 4"x5" cage for a pair. I doubt they'd be able to turn around in such a small space. Did you perhaps mean 20" x 20" ?

    i understood JJ to be saying a square cage that is 20" X 20"...
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Um, that's pretty small, 20 sq inches equals a 4"x5" cage for a pair. I doubt they'd be able to turn around in such a small space. Did you perhaps mean 20" x 20" ?

    i understood JJ to be saying a square cage that is 20" X 20"...

    Yes, that's what I understood too. He didn't say 20 sq. inches, he said 20 inches square. So that means 20" x 20" to me too.
     

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