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Will Quail use a ramp?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rheo, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. rheo

    rheo Chirping

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    I made a quail cage with a ramp so they can go from one level to the other..

    They don't really seem to be getting the hang of it yet..

    Is there some specific angle and spacing of the rungs there should be?
     
  2. rlchatham

    rlchatham Chirping

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    I use steps. Concrete blocks work great! They like to hop.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  3. rheo

    rheo Chirping

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    This is the design I came up with.. i do have 1x2 "rungs" going up the ramp but i think maybe they might be too far apart.

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  4. Ulaidian

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    Mine do, two actually.. one in and out of the shed.
     
  5. Nabiki

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    How high do they jump comfortably? My coop is about 12" higher than the ground in the run. Will they jump that, or will I need to create a step?
     
  6. rheo

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    could you take a photo for me please?
     
  7. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    My quail will not use a ramp, preferring instead to hop from level to level. Each level in my cages is elevated about a half-foot from the other levels, and they seem to find this acceptable.
     
  8. Ulaidian

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    Imagine a wall, with a brick sized hole in it, about a foot from the ground. Now imagine a wee ramp, with horizontal ribs going across it. That is all I have on either side. I kept them in the brick shed for a week or so before letting them out, and when they were out, made sure that food and water was only kept in the shed (So they go back in).
    I'll try to get a picture.
     
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  9. preciouseureka

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    We have ramps in ours, we've had no trouble. I think the trick is to make it a very long gradual slope with rungs pretty close together. Mine seem to really like having short walls on the sides as well. It's a great way to maximize space and provide a built in patio area. Good Luck!
     
  10. rlchatham

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    Ive tried all kinds of shelters for my bobwhites and coturnix to use but they seldom use them. They prefer the elements, i guess, or a bush to hide in. The bobwhites will fly up to perch on branches though. Some are 3-4 feet high. Good flight practice. Haven't seen much perching with the coturnix.
     

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