Wat do quail need in coop

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Countryboyeggs, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Countryboyeggs

    Countryboyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Wat do the quail need in their coop? A roosting bar like chickens. A nesting box to lay eggs?
     
  2. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. They don't roost and they will happily lay anywhere BUT in a nesting box. They really, really like a dust bath, but your best bet for collecting clean eggs would be to keep them in cages with a 1:12 slope and allow the eggs to roll out onto a ledge.

    I haven't tried it, but if you made 95% of your cage nesting boxes, they would likely lay in the other 5%, which would work just as well...

    They do drink a crap-load of water, though, so make sure they have plenty.
     
  3. Countryboyeggs

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    Okay thanks that's a lot of help!
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix seam to just lay wherever they are when the notion hits them, most of mine lay while playing in the sandbox (they love it so much they only get out to eat/drink), i've seen them lay while walking across the pen, most don't seam to have any instinct of when they are about to lay.

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  5. Countryboyeggs

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    Okay that's cool and Wat do I need to make a dust bath. Thanks
     
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  6. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use a 6qt dish pan ($1 each at the dollar tree), fill about 2" deep with builders sand.
     
  7. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also mix in some diatomaceous earth to help with pests.

    Countryboy, which Hamilton are you in?
     
  8. Countryboyeggs

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    Thank u for the help and I live in the Canada Ontario Hamilton
     
  9. Em Ty

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    I'm in Kitchener, so we're practically neighbours. Let me know if you need a source for eggs or chicks. The guy I got mine from in Puslinch seems to have good stock.
     
  10. Countryboyeggs

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    Okay sweet I will let u know if I need some chicks
     

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