Natural Habitat For Japanese Quail

It is important when japanese quail are kept in huts, barns or aviaries to try to re-create their natural habitat.

Junior asked, “what would a japanese quails natural habitat look like?”

Hi Junior,

Quail are shy game birds that ground nest and therefore in the wild seek out natural cover. Their natural habitat includes grassland and agricultural land, although they don’t like the crops to be too tall.

If you are trying to create a natural environment in a run or aviary then some conifer branches placed in a corner or pots with small conifers in would work well. Also bracken cuttings and small branches and logs can be used to help create the natural environment.

I hope this information is useful to you.

Kind regards

Sara @ farmingfriends

If any readers have created successful cover in a run or aviary for quail then I would like to hear from you.

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