Types of Quail Coops

Raising quail coop ideas for homesteaders wanting a little more self reliance.

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Quail Coop Ideas

Reality struck and instincts won, the quail are now living on the ground full time because they just were not interesting in my original idea that I was trying to recycle.

Check out my first option here, this was pretty neat but they never wanted to be on that second floor all the time.

Their behavior led me to a new set up.

It’s actually a coop that I used for chicks at one time so with a few easy modifications we were back on track.

In addition to a few modifications, I thought it would also be fun to share additional coop ideas from other quail owners.

These styles are a different concept focused less on natural environments.


Modifications Included

  • Roof and side walls on end – allows protection from bad weather.
  • Back end door so I can add new bedding.
  • Roof door so I can easily add food and water (both doors allow gathering birds when needed)
  • Cedar boards to keep new babies from escaping.
  • A fresh coat of paint.
This coop is working great and I’m thinking that it might be time to build something even bigger that I don’t have to move because we have plenty of space on this farm to add a larger habitat.

Other Quail Coop Ideas

I looked online and found some neat options for those who may want raise quail in cages.
I understand everyone has their own ideas when it comes to raising quail and the options below reflect a traditional methods.
These are really the best small coops I found; all of them would work great and look neat right  in the garden.
Quail Coop Ideas

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  1. Tessa Zundel says:

    Thank you for sharing on Green Thumb Thursday and I hope you return tomorrow. What does one raise quail for, is my question. To eat? Just because they're cool? 🙂

    1. Great question – I'm raising them for eggs and meat. They have higher protein levels over chicken. They are also a quiet bird. They mature between 6-8 weeks. I'll be sharing more info as time goes on. -Carole

  2. The first version of our quail coop wasn't our last either! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Yep and now I have an even better idea that I can hardly wait to share later on. Loving these little birds!. Thanks for stopping love the Blog Hop – There's always so many great links. -Carole

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