quail nestboxes?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Eggcellent7301, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    will quail lay in a raised nestbox? if so, how many quail per 1 ftX1 ft nestbox?
     
  2. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine dont
     
  3. bantamboy93

    bantamboy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail like to lay their eggs in the sand box.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Mine have a cubby, and lay in there, but it varies for each quail grouping. However a box can make them feel secure, and quail lay in secure spots.
     
  5. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Personally, from what I've seen in others' coops (Bobs, that is).......the "nesting box" ended up being the "toilet without lighting"..... [​IMG]
     
  6. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am talking about coturnix
     
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
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    My set up, others have thier own.
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i put a nesting box inside my coop(coturnix) they never use it, i sometimes see them standing in it, but they usually lay them right next to their sand tray, all of them lay them in the same spot
     
  9. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so how does this work for you?[​IMG]
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Works fine, since hardware cloth is 2 ft wide, we enclosed a 1X2 part of the pens in wood, making a box they could hide in, lay in and sleep in. Mine are outside on a covered patio, they go inside to sleep and lay and run in and out as they please. saved money and worked out well.
     

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