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

  1. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chirping

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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 Free Ranging

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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.
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  3. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chirping

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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 Chirping

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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 Chirping

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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 Chirping

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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 In the Brooder

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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.
     

  8. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chirping

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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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