We had some friends that kept quail in their walk-out basement in an indoor aviary thing. (These folks are from Russia originally.) She finally decided to get rid of them because of the smell. They are in a subdivision with an acre lot, but I don't know if there was an appropriate place to put it outside.
You mentioned not being able to free range them. I didn't think you could keep quail unless they are penned somehow.... wouldn't they just fly away?
They need daily maintenance, and if confined in a small area would probably get pretty smelly. I can't see them surviving free range. They wouldn't populate, the brooding instinct is completely bred out, from being kept several thousand years in other countries. They don't clutch eggs, just randomly drop and keep going. Many countries keep them as a primary meat source. super cheap and easy to raise and care for.
Well it's a start! Heading to pick up first trailer in a bit and get all of the cages donated for the cause loaded up!
I am picking up 3 more on my way to get the trailer.
I have just had an out pour of generosity from so many!! Thank you!
@racinchickins and his DH, @mother2hens and her DD, @pbirdhaven and her DSs are all loaning a helping hand to capture and corral Sunday! I couldn't ask for more! You all are amazing "family"!
I'll continue to post progress pics and share the venture!
It's just a wonderful feeling to know there are so many good people I am having the privilege to call my friends!
we have an awesome group of good friends here for sure. I think its wonderful all the work you have put into rescuing them, and making sure they are properly rehomed too.
What is your question exactly? What group of birds are you planning to breed together, where are they from, etc. so we can answer properly?