What to put in my Button (chinese) quail cage/pen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PxelJ, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. PxelJ

    PxelJ In the Brooder

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    I wanted to know what to put in my Button quail cage/pen
    anyone got any ideas
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    They like some fake foliage, some hidey holes like over turned flower pots with a mouse hole cut into them so they can hide and lay.

    You might want to ask questions about your quail in our quail section. Lots of quail owners there that have all kinds of great ideas...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Enjoy your birds and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you the link to the Quail forum, good luck with your birds!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your quail!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hi and welcome to backyard chickens. Do you have any pictures of your quail & their pen, it might be easier to come up with ideas for you.
     
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  6. PxelJ

    PxelJ In the Brooder

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    No sorry i havent got any quails yet or a cage i just want to know everthing first to be on the safe side but i think im going to get a flight cage like this one...

    http://petone.com.au/avione/images/311.jpg
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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  9. oldhen2345

    oldhen2345 Songster

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    I am just now about to hatch my first button quail eggs. the brooder is all set. I have a question about adult housing. I am having a custom cage built that will have plexiglass about 8-10 inches from the floor- with a removable drawer on the bottom. It will have a few inches of hardwire cloth and a removable lid made of hardwire cloth- now I am thinking maybe top should be window screen material. I also want a second enclosure, but would love to have a couple of button quail in an aquarium. I have the old aquarium- a 20 gallon long. I am planning to cover the back and two sides (on the outside) with a solid color - like that sticky cupboard liner. I wonder if drilling a few holes on each side and the back with say a 1/2 inch diamond head hole saw and cover them with hardwire - would that give the quail enough oxygenation and alleviate humidity in the aquarium? Good idea? Bad idea? Any idea?
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Sorry I know nothing about Quail but scroll through the Forums at top of page and you will come to the Quail forum . You can post your questions there.
     
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