Whenever you try something new there’s always that opportunity to learn.
I’ve really been enjoying the quail and I want to say thank you to everyone who shared their tips from my previous quail post. I listened and implemented some neat solutions.
I felt it was important to come back and share what I’m learning so far.
Housing Quail Free Range Style
- Cedar boards were added around the bottom to keep quail from getting out through the wire.
- Smaller wire was already added to the second floor.
- I also discovered nesting boxes on the ground was a good idea.
The wood and burlap was added to the ramp to keep the quail from slipping. They’re not too crazy about the ramp; the ground seems to be the place that’s most comforting.
This may change once they’re full grown, we shall see.
5 Gallon Buckets
I took 5 gallon buckets for shelter boxes and drilled them to wood pieces keeping them from rolling.
Since they prefer the ground I needed something for them to hide in when it rains. Once the hay was added they jumped right in, I’m guessing it reminded them of their brooder.
I’m enjoying these birds, they’re so peaceful compared to chickens and extremely docile. I’m currently thinking about raising them on a larger scale once I finish working on a new coop design and learn a little more.
My concern right now with this quail coop is the quail seem too careless about that second floor. This is something I tend to keep an eye on because moving this coop is kind of intense.