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Discussion in 'Quail' started by rjrinehart, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Out Of The Brooder

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    I've used pine and hay for bedding. I have layers of both and then pick up what's dirty and replace. What have you learned from quail bedding?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Many peeps keep their quail on 1/4 inch hardware cloth floors. They just rake out the gumdrops as they fall below. Quail do not need nests to lay eggs in.
    WISHING YOU BEST... [​IMG]
     
  3. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I know that. But keeping them just one hardware cloth will eventually tear their feet up and cause infection. I've seen it happen.
     
  4. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have straw in house and bark chipings in the run which I turn over and will top up when needed
     
  5. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Out Of The Brooder

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    When you've gotta clean it when do you do? Just grab out the bad parts are refill the whole thing?
     
  6. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I completely empty the house once a week and I turn over the bark clippings weekly as well ! X :)
     
  7. ShangoBunny

    ShangoBunny Just Hatched

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    Does this keep the smell down pretty well? I plan on keeping my quail on a raised garden bed and rotating annually between two beds.
     
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    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I don't notice any smell but I only had 7 quail 5 now :( I haven't added any LABS that is suggested for true deep litter ! X
     

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