Originally Posted by annabellaknits
Okay so can some give me the run down of what's required for quail? What do they like to have? What for a nest box and I think I read sand box?
Coturnix quail usually require at least two feet of space per bird. They like a habitat with shrubs, access to food and water, and a sand or dirt bath area. They dust bathe, so a small box with sand should suffice. They don't need nestboxes, but will often sleep in them if provided. I would say hardware cloth and wood should work for a pen, not chicken wire. Quail should also have a bowl of grit or oyster shell for calcium. They thrive on Gamebird feed and turkey starter. Quail should have some sort of cover to keep them feeling secure. Good luck!