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Raising bobwhites on the ground in Texas

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I'm in north Texas...do bobwhites do well on the ground if provided plenty of shelter and branches? Or maybe a hide box off the ground? I have sandy loam rich soil
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I wouldn't raise them on loam.I think a washed masonry sand will give you better results.You will need to clean it often as they need to be on a clean surface.Plus with masonry sand they can sand bath where ever they feel like.Do at least 6 inches of sand so worms hopefully will not penetrate to the top.Always provide branches for them to hide in,perches at different levels and I would mix grit right in with their feed.And they should be fed a gamebird feed,either crumble or pellet or both.Fresh water at all times and at least once a week give them electrolytes and vitamins in their water supply.

In N.H.,Tony.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Thanks Tony...i have always raised birds on wire
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