This innovative design lets you raise your own quail for eggs or meat right at home. The Quail Hutch is sized to fit just about anywhere. Set it on your patio, terrace, driveway, or deck — or integrate it right into your garden.
Key features of The Quail Hutch quail coop design:
- Keep up to 16 quail for egg laying or breeding — or more if you’re raising for meat
- Measures about 6’w x 4’d x 6.5’h (1.9 x 1.2 x 2 m), outer dimensions at roof. Each cage is about 4’w x 2′ d x 1.5′ (1.1 x .6 x 4.6 m): 7.4 sq ft (0.69 sq meter).
- Two stacked cages let you keep separate flocks
- Wire floor slants forward for easy egg collection
- Poop trays beneath each cage for quick cleanup (and rich compost!)
- Low-height cage tops prevent quail from injuring themselves when startled
- Ample ventilation and light
- Know your flock is safe all around from predators and pests
- Highly customizable
- Built with pride. . . by you!
About The Quail Hutch quail coop plans:
- Instant download
- 45 pages of illustrations, photos, and step-by-step instructions
- Written for beginners, with simple cuts and techniques
- Includes full tool and material lists
- Features details and construction tips based on years of customer feedback
- Includes both U.S. (feet/inches) and metric units (millimeters)
- Compatible with iPad and other PDF-friendly mobile devices
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Efficient, stacked coop design for keeping quail.
The Quail Hutch consists of two separate quail cages, one stacked above the other, each with its own run and cubby areas.Both cages are positioned at a comfortable height for access and cleaning, and everything is within reach from the doors at the front.
The small opening between the enclosed cubby and the open-air run side of each cage is always open, or you can add a closeable door.
The hardware cloth floors keep your birds secure while allowing poop to fall through into collection trays beneath each cage. And because the floors are angled forward, the quails’ eggs roll gently into a collection trough at the front. Just lift the lid and collect the eggs!
Everything you want in a backyard quail coop. Every step explained.
We designed The Quail Hutch so that you could build it with easily accessible materials. And the plans show you how to make the most of them. Our detailed instructions spell out exactly what you need to buy or borrow and exactly what to do with it. So you get an attractive, professional-looking coop at an affordable do-it-yourself price.
Explore The Quail Hutch coop design.
The Quail Hutch is made from standard dimensional lumber/timber. You can place it on a deck, terrace, or driveway or on level pavers/pier blocks and anchor as needed. The corrugated roof protects your flock from rain, snow, heat, and UV. And because the roof it raised above the upper cage, you have a dry place to set tools and other items.
The Quail Hutch’s open design lets in light and air to help keep your flock healthy and happy. There’s also a more enclosed cubby space for your quail to retreat to. There’s room inside for a feeder, waterer, and a dust bathing tray if you’d like to add one. One of the advantages of quail is how little space they require.
The plans also describe how to build a slanted floor. So if you’re raising quail for eggs, their eggs will roll forward for easy daily collection. Their droppings fall through the wire floor into a poop tray or compost pile/bin.
The inside of the cages are easy to keep clean. Every now and the, just scrape the floor clean. We use a long-handled plastic windshield scraper. You can add a tray for dust bathing (in either the run or cubby side) and fill it with sand or fine pine shavings. (Note, they will likely lay their eggs in the tray if you provide one.
Many jurisdictions do not prohibit quail roosters, as their crowing is much quieter than chickens’. So you can get fertilized eggs and incubate those — whether you’re raising quail to provide you with eggs and/or meat.
Make it your own.
The best thing about building your own quail coop — you can modify it however you’d like! Paint it your favorite colors, reuse salvaged materials, add a small gutter to collect rainwater, attach a rack for tools, add vents, convert the upper cage to storage — these are just some of the ways others you can build upon the foundation of these plans. What will you create?