Your complete cage system will come with everything you need! However, you can always purchase an extra manure tray for faster and easier clean-ups! Additionally, we do sell extra supplies for our watering systems including tanks, nipples, and water hose!
If you are raising jumbo quail, it is advised that you purchase the Jumbo Quail Flooring. This is due to the fact that the holes are slightly bigger in the floor and will allow the manure to fall through much easier! The traditional flooring will work for regular sized quail. Make sure to click the on the option you need before adding to your cart!
No, our cages are not predator proof. They are best placed in an enclosed shelter or an outbuilding.
I purchased the three layer cage set up in May. Delivery time was fast and I was able to put the whole thing together in about two hours by myself. It is really easy to clean and the removable dividers make it easy to merge larger flocks or split them up into smaller breeding groups. I would recommend these cages to anyone wanting to raise quail!
A few concerns I have are,
1) the water tank does not come off easily. It would be nice if it could **** off with a valve to shut off the water to make cleaning easier.
2) the feed trays are sometimes a struggle for my birds to reach and eat from if it is not filled all the way to the top. I have to keep it completely filled leading to waste as food on the bottom gets old.
3) the water tank is not algae proof at all, the semi transparent plastic is quick to grow algae.
4) the lid of the water tank does not offer any sort of seal. When moving the cage to clean behind it, water will slosh and drench my birds below.
Other than these four concerns, I love these cages and have recommend a lot of people to them!
Thank you for the review, Madison and for sharing your concerns. We will raise your concerns to our team. We are glad you love these cages and have recommended them to a lot of people - The Hatching Time Team
We found this came quickly & was easily assembled. We read lots of reviews both on & off site, so
Because of those reviews we were prepared with additional zip ties and a shelf to hold water like this from amazon GIOTORENT 5 Tier Standing Shelving Metal Units, Adjustable Height Wire Shelf Display Rack for Laundry Bathroom Kitchen 11.8 W x 11.8 D x 50 H (5-Tier, Black) https://a.co/d/h3WnMEw
So our water is not sitting on the cages. We received on additional water "spigot"? For the drink system but 3 did not work so we're still short so we bought something similar from nearby seed store that was not same but sort of worked with modifications.
I suggest you buy 3 extra trays as we only bought one extra & with just 4 trays we see it would be better to switch all at once & clean than swap like we do now.
Our jumbo coturnix eggs do not roll out but we're mostly happy with this setup.
Make sure you put it in a safe- predator free- space because feeding trough is not protected at all.
Thank you for the review and the feedback, Johannah. We are glad you are happy that your order came quickly and was easily assembled. Extra trays are a great suggestion! We also recommend locating indoors or in an enclosed environment. We are sorry you had an issue with an issue with water nipple. The nipples are simple pistons that get pushed up to release water. Sometimes air in the pipe can stop water from flowing, or debris inside the pipe can cause leaks. Pumping them or emptying the water usually solves any issues but we will replace any defective parts within 30 days of the purchase. The Hatching Time Team