can button quail be on cement?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by animals1981, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    594
    21
    176
    Jul 19, 2008
    Toronto
    the floor of my aviary is cement rocks i was wondering if they will still nest on this and be ok?
     
  2. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    594
    21
    176
    Jul 19, 2008
    Toronto
    also is it ok to keep them in pairs i have 2 males and 2 females in a 200 sq foot aviery with many other birds


    they wont fight will they?
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    15,959
    38
    323
    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Um, hard to say ...
    Buttons don't need a very big pen to be happy in.
    I have mine in a small wood/wire cage. I would use wood shavings. Cement Rocks would be very hard on their feet and wouldn't make a very good nesting place either. Better to use shavings. [​IMG] If you have two males together they will probably fight from what I've heard. Better to just have 1 male and 1 female in each pen. Do you have a fish tank or something? If so you could put your buttons in there instead of the other pen. [​IMG]
     
  4. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    594
    21
    176
    Jul 19, 2008
    Toronto
    its actually not concrete its rock but its rock/stone thats stuck together i dont know how to explain it hmm here it is

     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    15,959
    38
    323
    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I would still keep them on wood shavings. [​IMG] You can get a pretty good sized bag of them for like $5.00
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by