My First Quail House.

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My First Quail House.

Post by Suz on Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:24 pm

Just thought I'd post some pictures of my first quail house, Its a 2 storey rabbit hutch that I bought on eBay. Top floor is 6'x2'x2' with a 6'x4'x2' run underneath. My Quail got used to using the ramp between levels in no time. I've placed large branches, flowerpots and plastic igloo's (the sort rabbits use) for the girls to hide and nest in - which they do use, Jackie always uses the same igloo to lay her eggs and when not harassing the girls my boys lay flat out, half in half out of the flowerpots..........













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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by Suz on Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:00 pm

I started off bedding them at night, but they really didn't appreciate my efforts of rounding them up Neutral , so I just leave them to settle down where ever they want. I have added a waterproof cover (a big woven blue thing from B&Q) which I cover the whole thing up with some nights - NE rain falls in some weird directions.

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Post by Suz on Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:42 am

I didn't see much point of pursuing the nightly round up, touch wood there's not much of a predator problem here and the nights have been mild, but when I did bed them up for night, I just physical picked them up and popped in up stairs - suppose I'll do the same when winter comes Smile

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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by lottie on Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:13 pm

That is so brilliant and just the sort of thing I had in mind but couldn't find

What a great idea of putting water and food upstairs too - I never thought of that. I am still in chicken keeping mode - where they only use the nesting box to lay their eggs.

I have planted up pots with grass seed and and given them pots to hid in and jump on and used branches - but the igloo thing is great.

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Post by rete on Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:57 pm

HI SET UP LOOKS GREAT I HAVE A DOUBLE HUTCH BUT THEY' ONLY USE THE BOTTOM CAN'T GET THEM TO USE THE RAMP HAVE PUT MEAL WORMS ON THERE TO TEMP THEM THE FEMALE GOS UP SO FAR THEN BACKS DOWN ANY SURGESTIONS R.ETE

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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by lwescott on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:53 pm

I was wondering how they cope with the ramp too. I have a spare one of these off ebay, a smaller version, and thought they would just fall down the ramp.
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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by Klaire on Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:11 pm

Hi, i used some old filler/plaster/cement powder and mixed it with paint. It's rough so that the birds have some grip and can run up and down Very Happy

You could also try mixing paint with sawdust/sand that might work too?
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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by Nils on Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:36 pm

Hi there
I just use gripper mat along the ramp and they seem to use it.

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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by bex46 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:31 pm

What a lovely house for them.
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Re: My First Quail House.

Post by Ronnie's Quails on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:37 pm

you must keep millions of quails
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