what do quail need??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by me and my marans, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. me and my marans

    me and my marans Out Of The Brooder

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    will quail (that i hope to be getting next month) need a nesting box? or where do they lay eggs??
     
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I put a covered wooden "box" in for my quail to nest in. They lay eggs in the dusting container - or - they dig into the shavings and make little nests and lay in them - or - sometimes they just lay an egg in the middle of the pen... never in the covered nest area.
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    ETA: My cortunix have stopped laying for the season. My buttons are laying, but they're inside where it's warm. The quail you get may not lay at first due to the colder weather and stress of a new environment.
     
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  3. HGBF

    HGBF Out Of The Brooder

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    It really depends on the species.
    My coturnix drop eggs where ever they happen to be. If their eggs were sticky, I would find them on the roof of the pen.
    It really depends on where they are when they decide to crank one out.
     
  4. jetto

    jetto Out Of The Brooder

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    Our coturnix drop them wherever they want....i especially like it when they have them right beside the door and I have to catch an egg as I'm opening the door before it hits the floor....Kristi
     
  5. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a nesting box for my Coturnix and the majority of eggs are laid in there but like everyone has said they will lay where they want too. Button quail like to pick a spot they feel safe. If they have a fake plant to lay eggs under they will usually do that before laying in the open.
     
  6. HGBF

    HGBF Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That would be choice for me. Though I would miss the Easter egg hunt they like to send me on. Ever seen an egg in the food bin...there you go.
    Egg in water...there you go. I just thank my upright walking God, that they are not sticky because they would be on the roof.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:OR STUCK HIGH WAY UP THE WALLS! [​IMG]
     
  8. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    Quote:That would be choice for me. Though I would miss the Easter egg hunt they like to send me on. Ever seen an egg in the food bin...there you go.
    Egg in water...there you go. I just thank my upright walking God, that they are not sticky because they would be on the roof.

    lol you sure have a lot of "sticky eggs" lol
    btw are you really banned? did you have to reincarnate as HGBF? who were ya before?
     
  9. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That would be choice for me. Though I would miss the Easter egg hunt they like to send me on. Ever seen an egg in the food bin...there you go.
    Egg in water...there you go. I just thank my upright walking God, that they are not sticky because they would be on the roof.

    lol you sure have a lot of "sticky eggs" lol
    btw are you really banned? did you have to reincarnate as HGBF? who were ya before?

    Click on the name and look at all his/her posts.... [​IMG]
     

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