Do quail need roosts or nest boxes?

ProgressiveHomemaker

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 3, 2011
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I have 23 quail and am not sure how many males or females. I have raised them altogether since they were hatchlings and plan to raise them community style. I am at the point where I need to build them a permanent coop/run. Will they need roosts? Will they need nest boxes? What do quail need to be happy?
 

JJMR794

Crowing
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Rule Number 1 ....

What Speces Of Quail?
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ProgressiveHomemaker

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 3, 2011
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I have been trying to research mine as the gal did not tell me when she gave them to me. I think I have bob whites. Since I am new to this, I am not sure. I have some that are darker and blend into the mulch really well and others that are "blonder" in color. I will take and post pics as soon as I can and maybe you can help me ID them.
 

JJMR794

Crowing
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Look At The Sticky Section Here At The Top Of This Forum... Find The Article Labeled Coturnix Quail Basics And See If Any Of Those Look Like Yours
 

matefrio

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I have an all wire bottom cage with a sandbox. All my eggs thus far have ended up in the sandbox. So although they don't need "nest boxes" if you have a wire cage you might consider giving them a place with solid ground to lay there eggs in as it makes egg hunting that much easier.
 

JJMR794

Crowing
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as it makes egg hunting that much easier

KINDA HARD FOR AN EGG TO HIDE LAYIN OUT IN THE OPEN ON TOP OF 1/2 INCH HARDWARE CLOTH
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gamebirdboy

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Apr 29, 2011
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Quote:
KINDA HARD FOR AN EGG TO HIDE LAYIN OUT IN THE OPEN ON TOP OF 1/22 INCH HARDWARE CLOTH
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I know... Mine roll out the back of the cage. Well, except for the ones I find in the feeders...
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