do california or bobwhite quail need a nest to be prompted to lay?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by browning6, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. browning6

    browning6 Chirping

    Dec 2, 2012
    Winton, California
    I have a pair of bobwhites and a pair of california quail. will they just lay in their cages or do i need to put something in there that will similate where they would nest.

    And if so what does that look like?

  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

    Dec 11, 2010
    No need for a nest. Both will lay their eggs straight on bare wire cage bottom when they are ready and the length of daylight hrs is right. A sand box will make it nicer thou. both for you and the birds....
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015

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