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Would a shed be suitable?

Post by Queries_About_Quails on Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:59 pm

Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if a 6x4 shed would be suitable for about 6 californian quail? They would have hemcore on the floor with loads of perches and CD's/mirrors and a dustbath. Would it be Ok to keep them in that perminently? They would have all the out-doorsy things, just inside. I only worry about them being outside at night, and with having cats, I worry about them having a heart attack Shocked Plus we get the odd escaped dog in the garden, which can be pretty excitve, especially when they see the chickens Evil or Very Mad, luckily the girls have been raised with dogs/cats so they don't mind. The wooden door would be cut in half with mesh on the top half to let air in, but be closed over at night. They would have pleny of ventilation holes too.

So what do you think? Any thoughts/opinions would be appreciated.

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Re: Would a shed be suitable?

Post by Suz on Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:10 am

Yeah, I'm sure that would be fine. My bobwhites who have the same requirements as the californian quail have been in a 8'x8' shed fitted with perches & branches over winter and they've been fine - the bob's will have access to the aviary mid February ready for the breeding season, but its been either too wet or too cold to let them out yet.

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Post by Ironsun on Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:40 am

Hi,

A 6' X 4' foot shed will be fine, it's large, wind and water proof and with the extra wire on the door, it will be light inside too.If you have space, and outdoor avairy would be great too.

I've keep Japanese quail in simular size sheds and they are very happy in there, I give my quails two square feet of space each, and the 6' X 4' sheds hold 2 males and 10 females, the food hoppers are hung from the roof and the water is also raised up.You can also put conifer branches around for the birds to hide away in.

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Post by Queries_About_Quails on Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:01 pm

Thank you both for your help Very Happy That's just what I wanted to hear. I forgot to mention that they would have a little light in there too, so it doesn't get too dark, but it would be turned off at night.

Thank you again!

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Re: Would a shed be suitable?

Post by gavins on Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:56 pm

No problem at all as long as it is dry and draft free quail are fine.

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