- May 23, 2015
I live in the desert and I'm thinking about making an aviary or rabbit hutch enclosure with length and depth around 6'x3' to hold 5-10 Coturix Quails. I'd think of them as pets that happen to lay eggs. For those of you using sand instead of mesh for the floor, have you noticed that the quails have become sick more often since I'm guessing that more waste is left behind? Do you every replace the sand or do anything special besides scooping out the feces every week or so? What type of sand do you use and how thick is your layer of sand? Thanks in advance for your help.