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 Post subject: Sand Vs Wood Shavings - Which is better for quails?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:38 pm 
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Wood shavings are a very common option for quails hut.
But some people swear by sand and its benefits.
Let me know your thoughts?
What do you line your hut with? happy_duck

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 Post subject: Re: Sand Vs Wood Shavings - Which is better for quails?
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I use both actually.

In the shelter area I use super fine pine shavings
In the run I use beach sand as its high in minerals


Do not use course wood shavings

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 Post subject: Re: Sand Vs Wood Shavings - Which is better for quails?
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Chukar wrote:
I use both actually.

In the shelter area I use super fine pine shavings
In the run I use beach sand as its high in minerals


Do not use course wood shavings


Thanks for sharing!

How often do you change your pine shavings?
Can you put them in the compost bin?


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rose.durazza wrote:

Thanks for sharing!

How often do you change your pine shavings?
Can you put them in the compost bin?

I do mine 4 times a year at the start of each season
No they do not break down well best in the bin or as mulch in the garden

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 Post subject: Re: Sand Vs Wood Shavings - Which is better for quails?
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Chukar wrote:
rose.durazza wrote:

Thanks for sharing!

How often do you change your pine shavings?
Can you put them in the compost bin?

I do mine 4 times a year at the start of each season
No they do not break down well best in the bin or as mulch in the garden


Good to know!

than657 for sharing!


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Is the fine pine bedding ok for egg laying boxes?


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Maggie Clifton Beach wrote:
Is the fine pine bedding ok for egg laying boxes?


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Very good I find and good for mulching after use ;)

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Maggie Clifton Beach wrote:
Is the fine pine bedding ok for egg laying boxes?


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Very good I find and good for mulching after use ;)

Oh thats gold. than657

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I don't think worms grow in wood shavings but they do in sand so keep that in mind

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