What do you think about this for housing Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by peewee, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was searching for different housing ideas for some quail and I ran across many cute little houses. After thinking about all the little things that I wanted to have for my birds I decided to do something very similar to this one. Just wanted to get your advice on what you think about this. I am only going to put 12-15 birds in it. I was also thinking bout making it 3'-4' wide, about 8' long and about 3' tall. I was also going to plant it with different plants to give them plenty of places to hide in. Do you think that this would be a good coop and run for them? I have a couple more weeks to nail all the ideas down. The quail that I bought to go with my others will be out of quarantine in another 2 weeks.
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    I'm think this coop belongs to someone on here. I have been collecting ideas for this project for awhile and can't remember if I found this on this site or not. It seems to have everyting I want.
     
  2. eggsrcool

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    [​IMG] That looks good!
     
  3. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be concerned with the size of the doors. Too large equals escapies due to the fact they are not tame/ docile like chickens.
     
  4. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have to agree with Bossroo on the door size.

    Not sure what type of quail you have or are adding, but mixing them usually is a hard thing to do. I raise Bobwhites and they are very family and territory orientated. If you add in a new one they sometimes will kill it. You may need to rethink the housing idea to have two seperate rooms to keep the groups.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bossroo I Have A Fix For Your Door Problem! A Couple Actually...
    1. I Took Avian Netting (the Type You Put Over Koi Ponds To Keep Birds From Eating Your Fish...) And Stapled It Inside The Door Tracks--- 2 Overlapping Peices Like A Stage Curtain-- You Can Reach Thru But The Quail Cant Get Out! Works Like An Unbeleiveable Charm!

    2. Pinion Them Bad Boyz!!!! Just Snip The Tip And Be Done With It. I Have Ga Giants, Coturnix, Butler Bobs, Valleys--- Lemme Tell Ya, It Certainly Soothes The Savage Beast! I Pinion Mine At About 3-4 Wks Old (can Be Done At Any Age) And Give 'em A Week To Heal Then We Have A Few Short Flying Lessons And Ta Da! They Are Cured!!!
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Now As Far As The Cage--- Pee Wee Thats The Worst Looking Monstrosity I Have Ever Seen! You Need To Pack That Thing Up And Send It Over Here So I Can Disassemble And Burn It! Lol---- Just Kidding:d. I Like It! But I'd Do Mine Up Off The Ground And At A Hieght Where It Would Be Easier To Get In There And Catch The Lil Rascals. And Cleaning And Maintenance Would Be Easier As Well As More Healthy For The Birds.
     
  7. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the wood run portion looks very similar to one I built for my birds, but what is in the pic is about twice as tall as mine...and I have my doors top latched and bottom hinged so that they open down...so mine is only about 14" tall inside

    (sorry, I'm taking pics asap and will post them up)

    so the height would be my only concern as you don't want them bonking their heads...

    it looks fancy! [​IMG]

    edit- to add the height measurement of my setup
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
  8. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!! This gives me other things to think about. When I have everything rethought out I'll repost my thoughts and see what you guys think.
     
  9. ems_chick

    ems_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    moving the door to the top of the run would fix the quail flopping out issue.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:FOR COTURNIX THATS TRUE, BUT FOR ANY OTHER QUAIL WRONG--- WHEN THEY FLUSH THEY'D FLY OUT THE TOP OF THE DOOR. IF ANYTHING I'VE FOUND CENTER WORKS BEST FOR ALL--- LOW ENOUGH IT HAS 4 OR SO INCHES OF CAGE OVER TOP THE DOOR AND HIGH ENOUGH IT HAS THE SAME 4 OR SO INCHES UP OFF THE FLOOR OF THE RUN---- THE BOTTOM LIP KEEP COTURNIX FROM FALLING OUT AND THE TOP LIP HELPS DEFLECT BOBS FROM FLUSHING AND FLYING OUT THE TOP OF THE OPENING---- REALLY THE BIRD NETTING SCREEN IS THE ULTIMATE ANSWER--- HAVENT HAD AN ESCAPEE SINCE WE DID IT TO OUR PENS--- MAKE NO MISTAKE IT HAS BEEN TESTED PLENTY--- MANY A BIRD HAS LANDED IN THE BACK OF THEIR PEN WITH A RESULTING PLOP AFTER BOUNCING OFF OF THE NETTING.....

    ALSO A SIDE HINGED DOOR IS THE FASTEST AND EASIEST TO SHUT IN A HURRY. BOTTOM HINGED YOU HAVE TO LIFT UP, TOP HINGE YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND CLOSE.... OFTEN WHEN HANDLING QUAIL A QUICK CLOSING IS HELPFUL TO RETAIN BIRDS--- JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

    PEE WEE IF YOU LIKE SEND ME A PM WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDY AND I'LL SEND YOU SOME IDEA PIX OFF OF THE QUAIL CONDO I BUILT HERE.


    edited cause i cant type worth a hoot! jm
     
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