Please describe in more detail how eggs are harvested. In which direction should the bottom bias be made? If the eggs roll out under the front wall, will the bird reach the feeder? What is the size of the mesh on the front wall? Thank. (Vadim)
Hello, Vadim. We have already spoken and told on our site about what a cage for quails should be. You can find out about its structure and structure by reference //zoohoz.ru/perepelki/idealnaya-kletka-4691/. As for your question, we will now try to describe everything in more detail.
So, the quail cage must necessarily be equipped with a special egg collector. It is a mesh bottom, which is located on top of the litter collection tray. It must be installed at an angle of about 10 degrees towards the front wall of the structure. Outside of this side, he must act on 10 centimeters and have bumpers.
How is the collection?
When a bird pulls an egg, it slides down the slope towards the front wall and abuts the rim outside the structure itself, as seen in the photo. It is important to remember that the cell should not be too large so that the product does not get stuck between the bars. And another important point - the grid should not reach the very bottom, there should be an opening for the passage of eggs. This way, you can immediately pick up the products after they roll out of the cage.
Now for the feeder. According to the rules of growing quails, it is placed on the outer side of the front wall for greater convenience. As a rule, it is hung up for special attachments at the level of the bird's chest. The egg jar does not affect its placement in any way. He stands outside the cage below and does not interfere with quails to get to the feed.
But your last question is more related to whether the bird can get food. Since the trough will be on the outside, the quails will need to stick their heads between the bars of the net. It is important to consider this fact when choosing a grid. The cell should allow the bird to freely push through and stick out through her head. As a rule, choose a cell 25x50 mm. You can also use ordinary rods with the required distance.
Do not forget that the content of small layers has its own characteristics. So, despite the small size they need enough space. Best of all, if the house will be darkened. For example, the side and top walls are best made closed from plywood or plastic.
This will positively affect bird productivity. To place as many cells as possible in a small area, use the battery principle. For more information about all the details of quail farm, read on our website.