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Quails moving bedding and hitting beaks on bottom.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by equred, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. equred

    equred New Egg

    Mar 28, 2016
    So I bought 2 quails(both females) today and made their bedding with pine shavings. But both of them have made a bold spot and are now hitting there beaks on the bottom of the cage(wooden cage). What is the reason for this?
  2. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2016
    NW Oregon
    Quail like to dig around and make sleeping spots and bathing spots. If there was something there like sand or pieces of dirt, or even broken up dusty spots of pine shavings, they will bathe in it by throwing it all over them selves and through their feathers. They don't usually dig very deep, though, so if they're hitting bottom it's possible your girls might like a little more bedding.

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