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Crushed egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Tikkajazz94, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. 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?

  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    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.
  3. No wire bottom, Its a Bottom of a Cat Cage. Right now Im working on Plans for breeding cages
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i'd put something in there that they can centralize their laying into....some sort of cozy place.
  5. 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???
  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    dunno, expect them to peck at it, so....i usually just use spray paint on stuff like that.
  7. Ah, Okay. Well better Be safe and ask compared to killing them [​IMG]

  8. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    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.
  9. quailgal

    quailgal In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2009
    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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