Your quail should be cleaned out once a week. You should keep the bedding clean and fresh. You can use old bedding on your vegetable patch and even on flower borders and it makes wonderful fertiliser. It is a good idea to use wood shavings as bedding as straw may contain lice which will live on the birds. Hay will get soiled easily and can produce spores if it become damp.
Move your Eglu - Quail are quite light on the ground and you should move your Eglu about once every two weeks.
Handle Your Quail.You should pick up your quail at least once a week to check for any signs of health problems. Handling your quail will also make them more tame.
Shichibala, 12 December 2011
Interesting but very informative. Thank you.