what is the purpose of raised quail pens?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MVchickens, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, can they be raised in a tractor?
     
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the main reasons are ventilation, ease of access, and to deter predators
     
  3. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Droppings fall free of floor also. [​IMG]
     
  4. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And the higher the pen the longer you can go without cleaning out from under it. [​IMG]
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    For the droppings and you wont have to worm them.
     
  6. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I build my new pen come Spring, it will be 3-4 feet high just to save my back and knees!

    [​IMG] The ol' rheumatiz!
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:Technically even on wire they need to be wormed. Pumpkin is a natural dewormer, also ACV. Wazine is a dewormer as well which you can get at Tractor supply or your feed store.
     
  8. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Technically even on wire they need to be wormed. Pumpkin is a natural dewormer, also ACV. Wazine is a dewormer as well which you can get at Tractor supply or your feed store.

    Wait ive been told that since they are off of the ground they dont need to be wormed??? ME confused [​IMG]
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They have less exposure to worms being off the ground but still should be wormed. Rarely do they get worms being on wire though.
     
  10. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ahh so time to go buy some pumpkin [​IMG] and thankyou!!
     

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