Woohoo! Got some quail cages today! { PICTURES Update}

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Wolf-Kim, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,832
    17
    221
    Jan 25, 2008
    We had talked to our neighbor before and he once mentioned that he had
    rabbit hutches, even though he said he wouldn't be keeping any more
    rabbits. Well today he was out in the yard(waiting for his mower-men)
    and we stopped by and asked about whether he was still wanted to get
    rid of the rabbit hutches. He said yes and for us to name a price. We
    offered him 20, since that's the only bill we had on us and loaded up
    the truck.

    The large hutch is great. Wooden frame with hardwire cloth. The coop
    is about 7'X2'X2'. It has an enclosed rabbit hutch about a foot long
    on one side. And a sheet metal top with pullouts pieces, to make it
    harder for the rain to get in at an angle.

    The smaller cage is about 3'X2'X18". It is a wooden frame with
    hardwire cloth. No solid enclosed area. It does have a sheet metal
    top. It is one of those cages, that can be used for just about
    anything at a moments notice.

    We set up a heat lamp in the enclosed part of the coop. We set up the
    waterers and then took measurements for some PVC feeders. We were so
    excited and it seemed to fit the quail perfectly so far. The babies
    were so happy to have space to flap their wings, they took turns
    flying down the length of the cage.

    I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow if I have time and can remember. I thought it was a great deal for two rabbit hutches. Both were very sturdy and the larger one took 4 people to get it in the back of the truck(sucker was heavy). The man had kept them up on bricks, which kept the 2"X4" legs from rotting at ALL! These cages look like they were built last week. We even got all the rabbit supplies that were in them, which included about 3 drip-waterers, two food dishes, a mini hay rack looking thing, a 5 gallon buckets, and all the supporting bricks.

    -Kim
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    970
    2
    151
    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Florida
    that sounds great what kind of quail do you have?
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,832
    17
    221
    Jan 25, 2008
    A&M White Coturnix

    They are only a couple of weeks old right now. Which is why they have the heat light, "just in case".

    -Kim
     
  4. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,064
    18
    191
    Mar 7, 2008
    Missouri
    Hurrah! Congratulations [​IMG]

    I think I've become addicted to quail. I'd love to see the hutch design so I can Frankenstein it into what I want to come up with...one of these days. Once I finish building the new nestboxes...

    Or a brooder pen...

    Who thought 24 hours would be enough time in a day? I'm about to go on strike and demand more.
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    7,988
    41
    303
    Mar 3, 2008
    O..m...g... I am so jealous! [​IMG] Pictures, pleaseandthankyou! [​IMG]
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,832
    17
    221
    Jan 25, 2008
    Here is the larger pen that we have the quail in now. The two pieces of sheet metal on top “facing” the camera pull out and push in to protect from the sun or rain.
    [​IMG]

    Here is the wooden enclosed portion of the large cage.
    [​IMG]

    Inside the wooden shelter of the large box.
    [​IMG]

    Some more pictures of the quail and their new pen!
    IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/equineloverkim/Quail/100_0597.jpg[/IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And here is the smaller cage. It’s crooked because we didn’t even the ground underneath it so the bricks would lay flat. LOL. It was just too hot. We set up the cage real quick and ran for the AC.

    [​IMG]


    -Kim
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,832
    17
    221
    Jan 25, 2008
    We are going to remove the large wooden rabbit, we just didn't have any tools within reach when we set up the pen. [​IMG] LOL

    -Kim
     
  8. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    That's a lovely large cage!
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    14,367
    32
    316
    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Very nice! I like it!
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Very nice and great deal!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by