quail nest boxes

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdmaniac3000, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. birdmaniac3000

    birdmaniac3000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does any one want to share there quail nest or hide for there quail that u might use these are what i use for my button quail or my baby quail chicks. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_imag0006.jpg https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_imag0007.jpg https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/57622_imag0008.jpg this is a old baby wipe box i cut the hole then i taped the side with tape then i put it in the cage with grass or bedding inside it my quail love them.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I don't use nest boxes. I have some cages with little hamster houses but other than that with all the pairs I have, they usually make their own nests if the hens go broody.
     
  3. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the quail hutch I built I just put some carpet tacks down to hold the base of a lean to piece of wood,.. just kinda slanted off the side and they nest in it,.. even had a button quail go broody in it,..
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My buttons won't use nesting boxes, they preferr to lay in the corner on their pen. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    My buttons won't use nesting boxes, they preferr to lay in the corner on their pen. [​IMG]

    Same with mine.​
     
  6. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So basically what all of you are saying is I just wasted money on the wood I bought to make next boxes for my Texas A&M and Jumbo Browns Oh well I am sure I will find another use for it.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Yep - Pretty Much. [​IMG]
    You can make some Chicken Nesting Boxes ... [​IMG]
     
  8. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Already have plenty of Chicken Nest Boxes. I will figure something out. Maybe I will just get creative. Oh well it was worth a try.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Maybe you can find a use for'em. [​IMG]
     
  10. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make them up and put sand in them. My Jumbo Brown's lay most of their eggs in their sand box. Then Big Bad Bertha, sits on them until I gather them.

    She attacks all the males but not me, Yet. After my last hatch, I may let her keep some just to see what she does. Maybe she'll quite killing the Males.

    Yup, sand boxes for Jumbo's around here work for nesting boxes.
     

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