Thursday, 17 July 2014

Quail house almost finished

We are almost there. The quail house is nearly finished. Today I covered the mesh floor with sand and soil. There is a reasonable quantity of dolomite on the allotment, often in places where we don't want it. So this was added to the floor as well. As you can see from the photo above, the hens kindly helped me spread the soil.

Tomorrow we move in the 5 quails that live in a rabbit hutch in our back garden. The hutch will go into the quail house with them as shelter and a sleeping area. As soon as the other shelter is completed (it will be made from an old cupboard), the group of 10 birds we currently keep indoors will move in as well. I'm rather excited about getting this project finished. Once it is, we can look at expanding the number of quail we have.

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