Button quail bedding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CreamBruelle, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2016
    My button quail have been kicking their pine shavings around and I was wondering if putting hay or straw over it will reduce the mess.
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    I guess it would. It might make their droppings stay above the bedding though. I'd just try it and see if I like it. I really like using sand, but sometimes - if there are too many birds in the cage or humidity is high - they tend to get poo balls on their toes. If that's an issue, I use shavings. I usually have shavings in the back corners even if they are on sand, to increase the chance of them going broody.

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