In Depth Reviews (QUAIL CAGES)
We loved the 1st layer system so much that we ordered a 2nd and was just as pleased ! This set up makes keeping quail so easy and clean! More than likely, will be saving to purchase a 3rd system as our quail population increases! You can't go wrong with this company!
Thank you for the review, Jackie - The Hatching Time Team
Took me about 70 minutes to put together the 3 tier, without the video. When assembling panels, start at a corner and work your way around, it dosent snap together like Legos. This should meet my requirements for many years. If things go sideways, I'll update this review.
Thank you for the review Kenneth. We recommend starting at a corner and working your way around too - The Hatching Time Team
These have been the best cages for us hands down. I am super impressed with the system as a whole. I have used metal cages, homemade cages and these. So any criticism I have is minor. Assembly was a breeze. We bought three systems: brooder, grow out and breeding. Each system was a three stack. We found assemble a whole unit in just under two hours. The assembly videos on the companies website are great.
- [ ] For installing the aluminum rod, we found that gripping it will channel locks with a piece of double sided tape folded into the jaws as a cushion worked the best. We stripped the paper off of the tape on the channel lock side so it would stick to the tool, but left the tape on the side towards the rod. We also used a #2 square bit instead of a Phillips. Huge improvement.
- [ ] We immediately converted our waterers to side mounted types as Terry at Coturnix Corner shows on his video https://youtu.be/EaZiyhkHuZk. We also discovered that if you did not add the last piece of drain tubing to the end of the run, I caused the waterers to overflow and leak on the lowest unit. We will be moving them to the side instead of the back for easier maintenance.
- [ ] The dropping trays…I was going to try to use these since they came with the cage, but I found too many obstacles. They are difficult to scrape do to the plastic left on the surface where they were injection molded. I spent quite a bit of time smoothing those down so I could quit cussing them. They are too short for the breeding cages. They truly do need to extend to underneath the egg roll out tray. Don’t let them go long between cleaning-they get heavy! I wish they were in three sections for that reason alone.
- [ ] I modified the front to suit my needs. I purchased the feed trays that are two sections long. I removed the door over the third section and installed permanent sand baths. The eggs still roll out under the sand bath and are easily collected.
Thank you for the review, Stacey. We appreciate you sharing your tips and how you customized your cages - The Hatching Time Team