Hygiene is important for us all, particularly those of us living in swampy Tampa, and the quail are no exception! They thoroughly enjoy taking dust baths in diatomaceous earth, which helps keep them cool, kills small bugs, and keeps feathers primped and sheen. In fact, food grade diatomaceous earth such is also useful for humans as a digestive aid.
It makes us happy to have happy quail – and to know that while they frolic about in the dust, they’re also enjoying hygienic and nutritional benefits. For superior nutrition, we also provide oyster shells, a fantastic source of calcium. The girls instinctively enjoy the grit of the shells and peck them up as soon as we lay them down! The calcium helps keeps the birds healthy and thickens the shells of their eggs.
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