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Quails moving bedding and hitting beaks on bottom.

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So I bought 2 quails(both females) today and made their bedding with pine shavings. But both of them have made a bold spot and are now hitting there beaks on the bottom of the cage(wooden cage). What is the reason for this?

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Quail like to dig around and make sleeping spots and bathing spots. If there was something there like sand or pieces of dirt, or even broken up dusty spots of pine shavings, they will bathe in it by throwing it all over them selves and through their feathers. They don't usually dig very deep, though, so if they're hitting bottom it's possible your girls might like a little more bedding. 

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12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

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