Help not sure if my quails are nesting

Discussion in 'Quail' started by maclaysbirds, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. maclaysbirds

    maclaysbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I've not long just got jap quails and one of the females looks like she's making a round looking nest thing sorry if this sounds stupid as Im new at breeding quails can anyone help?
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    If you have bedding in your pen, cage or aviary, yes the females will make nests out of the bedding. These nests can be small bowl shaped or elaborate tall nests, depending on the type of bedding you use. Grass hay works great for intricate nest making. Seems like my birds got better and making nests as they aged.

    Depending on where you live, springtime is when the nest building starts and will continue through to fall.
     
  3. maclaysbirds

    maclaysbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I've just moved them into a chicken coop on there own as I had them a avary with button quails and they were attacking the buttons so I've just got them there own home hopefully I can get them to breed soon thank for your help
     

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