will a quail egg roll under a 1in gap in a cage ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tony30536, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. tony30536

    tony30536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been building a few cages and was thinking of building one that the eggs can roll out, what size gap is needed ? how wide is a quail egg ? (thay are not laying yet nothing to go by) will the 1/2''x1/2'' welded wire be to ruff on the eggs ,,

    thanks for the info ,, tony
     
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  2. tony30536

    tony30536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    back to building on the cage ill save the side for egg roll out to last, in hope some one can tell me what will be a safe size opening to use.
    thanks tony
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The wire on my coturnix' cages is 1 inch wide by 1 1/2 inches high, the eggs don't roll out.
    ETA: That's the wire on the sides, the bottoms are 1" by 1/2"
     
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  4. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not all of them will roll under the 1" gap, but!!!! If you go to much wider the birds will slip under.
    Best set up is an opening a bit bigget then 1" then a lip and feeders covering the opening.

    Even on the cages I have that they dont always fit it is still easier to gather them up from on end of the cage.

    1/2 by 1/2 will be fine. Just watch how you put them together so the eggs ca roll and not get stopped by the wire.
     
  5. tony30536

    tony30536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info , i got the bottom cages set at 1in ,the next layer i may try 1 1/8 thay will be rolling under a 2x4 so the quail i hope will not try to go under
     

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