What age to put bobwhites on wire??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Thegamekeeper, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Title pritty much says it all.

    Thanks...
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Are they babies? I put chicks on wire after one week, using 1/4" hardware cloth. As they grow and the poop gets bigger, I then move them to 1/2" inch hardware cloth. Adult Bobs can go on 1/2" at any time. [​IMG]
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember correctly my coturnix went on wire at two weeks.
     
  4. Thegamekeeper

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    @twocrowsranch

    Im about to incubate some bobwhite eggs, but recently built a wire floor cage, but just wanted to know when i can put the birds in the wire floor cage.
    but thanks for the reply.

    and thanks for replying @7L Farm.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Mine go on wire right from the hatcher... however, for the first 5-7 days I usually have a piece of rubber shelf liner or paper towel in there under the light to help them get their footing. 1/4" hardware cloth to start, then up to 1/2" when they're full size.
     
  6. Thegamekeeper

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    Thanks for the reply, I'll have to see what the hatch rate is first.. lol
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do 4-5 weeks I use 1/2" X 1/2" wire here or 1/2 X 1" depending on specie I go more by ambient temps then anything else
     

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