Nest boxes for cortunix?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by texaschickmama, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    What do you guys use for nest boxes for your quail? I'm trying to be original, and I just can't think of anything that size. I do have a box with dirt all in the bottom of it for them. They love to dust bathe. Any suggestions welcome.
     
  2. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I have tried to get my girls to use some nesting boxes. I got creative but nope. They wont use anything I have come up with. So I would love to see ideas :*)
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I have a little tissue box they like to go sit in there my Buttons use theirs to lay in but my cortunix are not old enough to lay yet so I don't know if the would use the little house or not they have a wooden piggie house.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    A kleenex box? I could do that for now, but would have to replace it often. Maybe I'll get my husband to build them a box, an itty bitty laying box. [​IMG]

    Right now, they are laying every single egg in their dirt bath box. I guess they feel it is the natural place to lay.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    With my Buttons works great the square ones
    With the bigger quail I have a piggie house one of those timber huts
     
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    what is a piggy house--like a child's toy
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Guinea pigs
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Most of the time quail wont lay in a nest box. Every now and then you will get one that will though. [​IMG]
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    B. Saffles Farms :

    Most of the time quail wont lay in a nest box. Every now and then you will get one that will though. [​IMG]

    awhh you're learning [​IMG] hehe​
     
  10. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    My button lays under the hamster hiding house thingy in the cage. My Cotunix lay wherever they want. Sometimes on the cage floor and other times in the food or water even.
     

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