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Post by Nils on Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:50 pm

As you all aware Im building breeding cages for my quails and am struggling lots as Im not very good with my hands LOL if only my brain could let my hands work like it....

After destroying 2 shelving units I am seriously contemplating in getting double breeding cages used for budgies but without the nesting boxes as the entrance hole is too small - dimensions are (LWH) 1280 x 460 x 400cm.

There is a divider also in the middle should I wish to seperate them. Im getting 2 or 3 to stack on top of each other. At this time and point I only have 6 little chicks and next lot of eggs going into incubator in the next day or 2.

Please could anyone tell me if this would be OK or alternatively suggest an alternative size....

These cages are to be kept in a shed as they will be used for egg production.

Many thanks

Nils, x
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Post by internet_nobody on Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:20 pm

I use 1m x 50cm x 50cm indoor cages for quads of birds (or brooding chicks). They seem quite happy in there, and the outdoor hutches sound the same dimensions as the budgie breeders so I don't think you'll have a problem for 4 or 5 birds!
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Post by andoy on Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:41 pm

Hi Nils,

I'm not terribly good with my hands (in fact I'm rubbish at carpentry), but I find what works well is to create panels. Screw 4 pieces of wood into a sort of picture frame. Then nail aviary meshing to them, which also makes them more rigid. You can tie them together temporarily into all sorts of configurations. Even make door panels if to put hinges on them.

You can use budgie cages, but I imagine it will get quite expensive if you want to keep more birds.

Good Luck,
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Post by Nils on Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:46 pm

Thanks Emma and Andy - will give it a bash ...

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