nest boxes for quail ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jvls1942, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched out 13 quail .. they will be 8 weeks old on the 22nd of August.. today I collected 8 eggs from them.. Now I need to know if there is some sort of a nesting box design I could build so they all lay in the same place ?

    any suggestions ? advice ??

    thank you..
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    they lay anywere a nest box isnt gonna do
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Some use a box, some don't. I have hens that will use the far back corner of the box, but many hens just drop them whereever.
     
  4. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    My Button Quail wont even lay on an egg let alone lay in a nesting box.. however I have one that likes to lay in this small cover area I made for them but I think she's a fluke quail cuz she even adopted babies I just hatched out last week like they were her's... even stopped laying eggs! but the others, I give up on trying to treat them like Chickens!
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:Good plan.
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    well, so far it doesn't sound too promising..

    I thought that just an upsid down box with an entrance hole would give them a dark place to lay.. I know a lot of birds prefer a set up like that..

    I have coturnix quail now.. a few years ago I had button quail..

    most of the eggs today were in one sort of hollowed out nest.. this is the first day for eggs.

    I am going to give it a try and see if they will be good little birds..
     
  7. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A plain ol box of sand will have a lot of eggs laid in it.... Bill
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I like this idea.. the main thing is that I want them laid closer to the door of the raised pen I have them in.. the pen is 4 feet deep and 10 feet wide.. It is a long reach toward the rear of the pen.. I do not have 4 ft arms.. LOL
     

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