In the Brooder
- Apr 11, 2013
im new to quail raising and i have a newby question. lately i have been noticing when i go to get the eggs out of my pen they have been put in a pile. i have a box attached to my regular pen that has wood chips in it and i have seen many times that all my eggs will be in a cleared out spot in the wood chips. i have five coturnix hens and normaly all five eggs will be in the pile. in fact the wood chips is the only place the birds will lay. except for one i found buried in their sand box. most of the birds like to hang out in the box and when i come around they get all excited and run around so i have yet to see one actualy laying on the eggs. i was just curious if this was something that is common and weather or not i should leave the eggs alone. ive read through alot of post on here but havent found anything about this yet.