10. How do I build a quail pen?

posted Aug 17, 2011, 6:56 PM by Alder Brittanys   [ updated Aug 27, 2011, 5:56 PM ]
There are many styles of quail pen and no one right answer.  I built the pen below without designs.  Here are a few tips.

  • Most quail pens have a 1/2" galvanized wire mesh bottom so that the birds aren't walking in their own waste.  I added a "litter box" drawer with wood pellets below the birds. 
  • Make sure you can block off a small area with a second door the size of your arm for getting the birds out.  
  • Consider how you'll keep the birds in this small area.  This coop has a hinged door in the partition attached to a string that runs through the wire on the top of the pen.
  • Don't build the bird area too high.  If the birds have enough room to get momentum, they'll hit their heads on the top and hurt themselves.