Do Quail Need Nest Boxes? Please Help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jm93030, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just Bougth 1 pair of gambles and 1 pair of Valley Quails

    I kind of made an aviary for them , I really need to know if they will need nest boxes or boxes for shelter

    what can I use for them to sleep in?


    thank you guys

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  2. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    If your aviary has lots of hiding places, like under bushes, trees, bales of straw etc then i wouldnt bother with a box, but if you keep them on a wire floor cage you could always offer them a box to go in.
    I keep most of my quails on wire and i give them a box and they use it to lay there eggs in or a sandpit. lol
    are you meaning material for them to sleep on or lay eggs or to generally sleep in? if that makes sense.

    Regards
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  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are They Housed Seperately?
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the 2 pairs in the same pen or aviary dont know how to call it.

    But is just like a big cage with wire all around

    thats why I am asking if I need to put some kind of nest box , or small box to sleep in or do I need to built a coop inside the aviary


    Thank you guys
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    If Housed Togather They Can Interbreed
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They Will Either Roost On Natural Branches, Or Sleep On The Ground In A Place Where They Feel The Least Vulnerable... Most Quail Arent So Hot On Using Nest Boxes... Since They Routinely Nest On The Ground In The Wild If They Have A Brushy Spot They Will Likely Nest In That. You Can Try A Small Nest Box Camo'd With Plants/ Brush/ Grass And See If They Will Use It, But I Wouldnt Hold My Breath As Most Caged Gamebirds Wont... But There Always Exceptions To The Rule
     
  7. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I will put some bushes and branches in and may be some potted plants
     

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