Can I use sand instead of pine shavings for quails.

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  1. PxelJ

    PxelJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Im thinking about getting a Button quail (Chinese painted quail) & i wanted to know if i could use play sand instead of pine shavings?
    Also do they do better in pairs & if they do, do males fight?
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know anything about quail but, if you go to "Other backyard poultry" forum on here you will find threads for guineas, quail, ducks, geese, etc.
    I'm sure they can answer your question and many others. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sand works well on adult quail. Helps to absorb smells and keep them dry.

    Yes, you need to keep them in pairs only. They are highly territorial and you need to keep them one male to one female only.

    Definitely stop by our quail section for more help with your birds. :)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. PxelJ

    PxelJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, so sand only works for adult or chicks to?
    Also i couldnt get the last part and i was wandering if you could keep 2 males together?
    sorry about all the questions
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I used sand for my Bob Whites some years ago [​IMG]
     

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