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finding bobwhite eggs in a ground pen

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lalaland, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    I need to build some ground pens for bobwhite so they are ready when it is time to separate the males out. With ground pens or runs, is it hard to find the eggs? will the bobwhite quail lay in a nest or just drop them anywhere?
     
  2. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    there has to be someone with bobwhites on the ground here....
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you give them material theyll make their own nest and they should lay in. They wont brood it but they should at least generally deposit eggs in it
     
  4. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    thanks, I didn't know that. I will plan on a nesting box then.
     

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