2 part question Breeding pens recall pens

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jyphotog, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2011
    I ordered instructions from Renegade Ridge on how to build breeder pens. I didnt realize it was for breeding, witch I am fine with. In the instructions in mentioned that I should build a recall pen, if using for breeding pen.

    1. My chicks are going on 2 weeks. Will it be ok to put them in a **"breeder pen"** when they are ready to leave the brooder?

    2. Why would I need a recall pen?

    Thanks again for all the help!
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Quote:1. Sure, why not? [​IMG] Basically once they hit 8 weeks, they are in full breeding mode. If you can keep them in the brooder till then, or about 6 weeks, you're golden.

    2. These are more for bobwhites, but people say that Coturnix work well with them. (I haven't experienced this...) basically, you put a calling male in the pen when you release them to shoot, and all the ones you miss come back to the calling male for feed/to rejoin the covey. Then you can let them out and repeat the shooting. [​IMG]
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    the second is mainly for game farms..
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    What species of quail are we talking about here?

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