Crushed egg

Tikkajazz94

Songster
11 Years
Feb 7, 2008
1,483
13
181
Southern Alberta, Canada
I saw something weird beside the quail pen, which was a quail egg... Crushed quail egg. Im thinking a Mouse got at it or the quail crushed it.... How can I solve this, that I don't have any more? Im thinking putting a box in there for like a Nestbox feel. would that solve it?
 

Mibotsu

Songster
8 Years
May 23, 2011
1,345
10
133
Balbriggan, Ireland
is it a completely wire bottom coop, if so, i'd put a sand box or 2 in there, my birds all lay their eggs in the same sandbox. the one coop i have that has an inside, they all lay their eggs in the shavings.
 

Tikkajazz94

Songster
11 Years
Feb 7, 2008
1,483
13
181
Southern Alberta, Canada
I took a Huge Oxo containers I got a Costco and Washed it out and Cut a hole in that, That way they can hide from the males and also Have a place if they need extra sleeping time.... I might paint it So its a bit darker... Is oil paint safe for Quail areas???
 

Blob Chicken

Songster
10 Years
Nov 2, 2009
563
17
169
Chances are your birds just crushed the egg them selfs.

I find coturnix just lay wherever if you keep them in a plain 'ol cage with shavings on the bottom.

However if you keep them with lots of plants and all that jazz them tend to lay in the same spot ,in my experience.
 

quailgal

In the Brooder
10 Years
Nov 8, 2009
43
0
21
X2, Speaking again of mice, I am currently making an effort to eliminate as many of them around my place as possible, as they can track around and spread disease and cause other problems.
 
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