What do bobs need for nesting material?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Missi, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they need nest box like chickens? Actually, not what they NEED but what do they like? What are they most comfortable with? My bobs are pets & I want to spoil them so what is the best I can give to them? [​IMG]
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I bet they would love a shallow pan of pine shavings to make a nest in. My coturnix always dug a small hole in the shavings for the nest.
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine an over-turned plastic bin with a door cut into it for a nest box and they moved in and nested in it. The hen appeared to feel safe in there.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yep, mine liked it underneath a broken flower pot & under a hollow log.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Mine like over turned buckets with a mouse hole cut into the side and they drag the hay in, (like the one on the left in the first pic) or just a lot of grass hay to make a nest....

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  6. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! Thanks for the ideas, y'all!!! [​IMG] I think an upside down clay pot with a big hole gently cracked into it would be whimsical & cute!
     
  7. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really beautiful pictures!! Makes me wish I had such beautiful birds myself to take pictures of [​IMG]
     

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