One idea I've had for a small quail tractor is a 3x5 rectangle covered on the bottom with 1/2inch vinyl coated wire. The indoor portion would be provided by a plastic barrel cut in half lengthwise and laying down to form a dome type house. However, this doesn't solve the issues mentioned here about screening predators visually for the bottom two feet.
I've had other ideas that may involve a triangular frame of PVC pipe with some polycarbonate or other corrugated roofing over a portion.
Has any else had or tried any other ideas?
Do people reccommend a certain size of bird netting or wire for the top?
I'm in the Pacific Northwest, so I believe the quail tractor idea is probably only appropriate for the warmer months. Dry, clean ground is more rare during the winter.
I still don't know how they will react to the automatic sprinklers. But that's just like rain, isn't it?
I have Coturnix right now and have considered Valley Quail.