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Rabbit hutch for housing?

Post by i_am_plankton on Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:12 am

How do you feel about housing Japs or Italians in rabbit hutches? I really like the look of this hutch: http://www.yorkshirepetshop.co.uk/rabbitshack-deluxe-hutch-with-underrun-new-p-1223.html
as it has an underrun but sits off the floor so no damp grass! Would it be suitable for 6 birds (1 male and 5 females?)

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Post by Ironsun on Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:12 am

Hi,

This looks like an idea cage to keep 6 quails in, I would use both the hopper type drinker and feeders in this cage, they can be easily bought from ebay, or local farm shops.

I would use shavings for a floor covering, as this can be brushed out every couple of days to keep clean.

Do you have any quails at the moment?

Derek.
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Post by i_am_plankton on Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:46 pm

Hi Derek

No I have never had quail before, these would be my first lot. Still working on my parents since I still live at home so their rules and such but I hope they decide to go with it.

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Post by glenn on Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:12 pm

mine are in a hutch 4 ft x 2 ft x 18 inches with 2 mesh doors instead of a blank wood one and seem happy enough ill try to post pic http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=6&u=11788731
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Post by Harrie on Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:30 pm

That looks a good set up glenn.
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Post by glenn on Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:16 pm

well thanks ,but work supplied the ply wood and mesh ( nudge nudge lol )
so that was free , lamp from asda 3.50 hinges from clithero auction so all in all cost me about 6.00 for both cages also got a free thermometer again from work so a bargin Laughing
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Post by Tillycat on Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:32 pm

I too am new to this and presently my chicks are pampered pets, inside until after Christmas, when I hope to be able to sex them and then sort out a group into a double tier rabbit hutch. Yours looks a fantastic set up, do you recommend that adult Quail have a lamp in their outdoor housing. I was thinking of keeping them in the shed whilst cold then moving to the patio with access to grass and cover via an old run. What do you think?

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Post by glenn on Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:57 pm

hi there tilly mine are in my cellar as they are 6 weeks ,the light is for warmth .next week ill change the bulb to a energy saver (no heat given off) , im also new so some one else may give a better answer ,light in winter is used as artificial light to help layers so i was no help lol
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Post by Tillycat on Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:53 am

Thanks Glen,
I cannot have electricity in the shed so I guess
I will have to wait till spring for some eggs. I will keep them inside for a bit longer until it is warmer.

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Post by internet_nobody on Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:06 am

Mine are living inside until the spring, I don't have a shed - and no room for one, so I want it to be nice and warm.
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