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Quail Dust

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chaos18, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Maybe this has been answered before but I couldn't find anything. Are quail "dusty" like chickens? Like if I were to keep some indoors in a cage would I need to worry about a thin film of dust getting on EVERYTHING?
     

  2. eHuman

    eHuman Songster

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    I can tell you that if you have them in a deep litter brooder then yes they are very dusty. I cant tell you how much of that is just from the birds themselves and how much was because the top 2/3 of the cage was wire. They kicked dirt out directly and we had to shield the sides. It was definitely deeper litter than was needed.
     
  3. CheerfulChirp

    CheerfulChirp In the Brooder

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    I kept mine indoors for a few weeks and yeah, they were dusty.
     
  4. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    If they are kept on wire would they still be dusty?
     
  5. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chirping

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    I keep my large brooder in a small outbuilding and everything in there is covered in a white dust.
     

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