nests for quails?

syedab

Hatching
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
7
0
7
hi im hatching 5 eggs of white quail. how long do they take to reach breeding condition and what type of nesting box or ground do they need?
 

sixshooter60

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
602
2
121
Stuart Oklahoma
Cots mature at about 6 weeks and start laying and breeding.. as for nest boxes dont waste your time as they will hardly ever use them. they lay whenever and wherever they happen to be when its time which is usually on the cage wire or on the ground if kept that way..hope this helps
 

Fat Daddy

Crowing
9 Years
Dec 11, 2010
2,208
525
296
Ks
Hi Syedab, If your "white quail" are coturnix, they will take 17-18 days. Mine always went in 17 for the most part. They will thrive in a rabbit hutch type pen or ground pen type set up either. I always found it easier to maintain a sanitary pen with a rabbit hutch type set up... As to nest box, coturnix rarely go broody and will drop their egg while standing at a feeder and never act like they noticed it happened. They will love a sand box and if you give them one, they will be happier and most eggs will be laid there. A normal healthy coturnix hen will usually start to lay by 8 weeks old,some earlier.... Good luck, Bill
 

Fat Daddy

Crowing
9 Years
Dec 11, 2010
2,208
525
296
Ks
Cots mature at about 6 weeks and start laying and breeding.. as for nest boxes dont waste your time as they will hardly ever use them. they lay whenever and wherever they happen to be when its time which is usually on the cage wire or on the ground if kept that way..hope this helps
Hey Terry, Good to see ya! Bill
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
4,635
68
231
Anderson, Texas
I use a rubber dog bowl filled partially with sand for my coturnix to bathe in. Most of the eggs laid are in the dog bowl.
 

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