what size wire???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lagpmgdsls, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    do you all have on the bottom of your cages? I have 1 inch by half inch which works fine but i am converting a 5X9 rabbit hutch for the quail and right now it has half inch by half inch.....not sure if this will be big enough for the quail poop to fall thorugh.

    What do you think?
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I use 1" x 1/2" wire too. The 1"x1" wire is too big, and the 1/2"x1/2" won't let the poop fall through a lot of the time. You can try the 1/2"x1/2" and see how it works, but my guess is you'll have to change it.
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Some folks use 1/2" x 1", but I use 1/2" x 1/2" on all my pens, and my Bobs get on this when they turn 1 week old with no problem.........and it still works excellent with the big honkin' jumbo Bobs. If any at all doesn't fall right on through, it won't be there long with enough foot traffic from those busy feet of theirs. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
    I Exclusively Use 1/2 Inch Hardware Cloth With No Problems.
  5. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Thanks everyone....as I was doing some work yesterday in my grow out pen I realized it has 1/2 inch on the bottom and I haven't had any issues with stuck poop. I laughed at myself when I realized this and was then able to answer my own question.

    DUH moment!![​IMG]

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