This video shows how an everyday cheap storage box can be easily converted into an effective brooder for quail. It goes to show you don't need a lot of money or expensive equipment to grow your own quail.

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This very popular video shows how to build a fully enclosed run especially designed for quail (but can also be applied to chickens and other poultry).

Predator proof and rat proof this run design is easy to build because I made it and I'm definitely no builder! Basically, it's a framework with avery netting/mesh wrapped and tacked from the inside and dug-in to ensure nothing can dig under. Standing the test of time, I've personally been wrapped at how well the run has worked and I've also been happy and humbled by the online community support sharing and liking the video. 

A sequel to the very popular How to build a quail/chicken run video, this revisits the quail run and shows some further modifications which had not been considered in the initial build.

These improvements include the flooring, arrangement of the main quail house, and clear roofing over the run to let the sun in but keep the rain out.

My quail run walkthrough is a tour through my own quail run/pen with commentary and it covers:

  • Drinker stations and methods;
  • Feeders;
  • housing;
  • egg laying;
  • the male quail call;
  • quail behaviour; and
  • overall pen layout.

Commercial brooders are expensive and often don't give great access or visuals of the chicks to enable easy monitoring or even just to watch for fun.

Therefore, I designed a brooder out of a bird cage/rabbit cage multi-story which can be divided into 4 different compartments if required to brood chicks at different ages or just to spread them out as they get older and bigger.

The above video gives a run through of a cage brooder setup from lighting to flooring.

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