Button quail bedding

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

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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