explain to me...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thekid, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know in the wild when animals dust bath they find some dirt and play in it now for quail in cages what would you use for that just go and get some dirt from the backyard and put it in a shoe box? thankyou [​IMG]
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use grit, sand, dirt, ext. Anything dusty![​IMG]
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Washed masonry sand or play sand from home depot,lowes,etc.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    i would get a kitty liter box and some sand and would grass, straw, and sticks like pine tree sticks or any kind of sticks?
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:Just sand and/or dust will keep them content far above your imagination.
     
  7. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a big shoe box, get dry dirt from the yard, sift out big chunks and grass. I then add a good amount of DE, mix and place it in my brooder.
     
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about chinchilla dust? or maybe reptile calcium powder? i would be intrested in getting the glow calcium powder when the quail dust bathe in it turn out hte lights and watch your birds glow LOL
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I use play sand in an aluminum roasting pan for the big pen. When they were in smaller pens (3-5 birds) I used cut-down ice cream buckets. I've also used ashes from our wood stove instead of sand, whatever I have on-hand usually. [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:X2 NOTHING ELSE NEEDED
     

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