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My Christmas Project.

Post by Gyp on Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:07 pm

Well thanks to all the info i've learnt from you guys this is what i've built over the holiday. (hope the Picture works) What do you think?

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Post by internet_nobody on Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:52 pm

Wow that's really nice!
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Post by Gyp on Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:54 pm

I've still got to paint it. I've put plastic 150mm up on each door so the shaving won't come out, i hear that can be a bit of a pain.

It's 1100mm by 600mm so i think i will get 10 on each level, what do you think?
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Post by internet_nobody on Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:26 pm

Yeah you should do. I had 5 in just smaller than that until the cocks started fighting, but after I add more hens in they'll be moving to their outdoor home that is that size!
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Post by Harrie on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:09 pm

Gyp that looks fantastic - great job. I wouldn't be surprised if they still get the shavings out tho! Laughing
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Post by Gyp on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:12 pm

I can't wait to test them.!!! I just need the wife to finish with the incubator and get hold of some eggs.
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Post by Suz on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:13 pm

Your new housing looks brilliant, I'm sure your quail will be delighted Smile

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Post by Harrie on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:14 pm

What sort do you think you'll get? (how high are those hutches by the way)
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Post by Gyp on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:15 pm

The bottom two are 400mm high and the top one is about 600mm high, is that high enough do you think?
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Post by Harrie on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:20 pm

Mine all came out at around 400mm - I was greedy and wanted four tiers!! They actually love the bottom hutch as I think they feel all safe hidden away down there. I think Ironsun said that many use cages only 11/12" high. Once they go in and settle they don't boink much.

Put some play things in as I have only 4 in a 3.5' x 2' and the males did bash each other but since I've kitted it out with play stuff they've been okay.
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Post by Gyp on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:23 pm

Good tip, i saw you guys talking about that the other day. I did build a house at the bottom but didn't see much point in it as only my little daughter would be able to see in and i would be on my hands and knees cleaning them out. I could always but a bottom shelf and doors in when i run out of room.!!
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Post by internet_nobody on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:27 pm

My indoor hutches they're in now are about 45cm high. They rarely boink, sometimes when i'm putting fresh food in they jump up.
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Post by Harrie on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:29 pm

Is that perspex in that top section?
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Post by Gyp on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:32 pm

Yeah, but it stops 25mm below the top to allow air through. The wife said i had to make a bit of it big enought to hspital chickens.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:23 am

Looks fantastic! Inspirational!

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Post by Suz on Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:29 pm

What type of quail are you planning on keeping in your new housing?

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Re: My Christmas Project.

Post by Gyp on Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:09 pm

I was think about the giant/jumbo Bobwhite
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