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Wire gauge for Quail?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by EmG, May 21, 2011.

  1. EmG

    EmG New Member

    Hi there! I just did my first quail the other day using a kit from van dykes. The wire that comes with it is a 12 gauge. I am new to birds, but is 12 gauge a bit of an overkill for quail? I kinda fractured the leg bones trying to get it in there, and was completely lost on what to do with the wing bones. It also was a huge pain to try to shape the legs and wings once i finally got it into the leg, not very flexible for those small wings :/. I have 2 more to do and would love to find a more suitable wire. Any suggestions for gauge and material?
  2. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

    18 guage is what I use. ;)

  3. EmG

    EmG New Member

    Thanks! I will definately be switching to that!