It's time to put my 5 oldest quails up for the cold season. I had them roaming around the coop over the summer making a mess of things. Does anyone have a good way to catch them without traumatizing? They'll let me get about a foot to them then bolt or fly to the other side.
Actually The Labs Do The Gathering Around Here... Usually Only Takes Once Or Twice And Suddenly The Quail Will Co-operate With Humans Quite Well Once Educated( Either That Or They Really Dislike Dog Spit?)
Now If They Even See 1 Of The Dogs Near The Pen They Will Run Over And Hop Up And Down On Top Of Your Feet Going "pick Me Up! Pick Me Up!"
Most Gsp While Being Phenomenal Hunters, Have The Tendancy To Be A Tad Agressive With Live Birds--- At Least Ways Any I Have Had The Pleasure To Be Around..... My Female Lab Will Get Agressive If Not Kept In Check, But My Male Is The Softest Mouthed Retriever I Have Ever Found
These 2 Actually Work As A Team Rounding Up Any Escapees I May Have... She Will Hunt/ Find/ Hold &point/ Then Flush On Command While He Gently Plucks Them Out Of The Air And Returns Them To Me With A Resultant "plop" Of A Wet And Very Bewildered Bird Landing On Top Of My Boots. To Date This System Has Worked On Everything From Button Quail Thru Turkeys, Including Almost All Speces Of Gamebirds. You Gotta Like That