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

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    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

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    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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