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Does anyone turn your quail loose?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ozark hen, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I am wondering if anyone turns their quail loose? We seem to have a shortage of quail here in sw missouri and I was wondering if that is how to repopulate? We were in the local hatchery last spring and some folks came in for quail babies and they had to show a permit?? I am curious if this would be a way to reintroduce Bob Whites?

  2. Hey there ! you are up late [​IMG]
    Yes , people do raise Bob Whites in pens and then release.

    DH could tell you more about this then i but he is fast asleep.Will ask him more about it tomarrow .
  3. Prettiest Frog

    Prettiest Frog Cooped Up

    Dec 21, 2009
    Never intentionally. A couple years back a tree branch knocked my big outdoor quail pen over and there was a mass escape of about 50 Pharaohs.
  4. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    I've been curious about this too. I've got 9 Northern Bob Whites and the hens are due to start laying any day now. I was wondering if I could hatch some out in the incubator and release them at some point but I have no clue when the best time to do it or if you need permits or whatever.
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    There are laws against this. You must have special permits for this!
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    thank you I now have my answer, yes, you would need a permit. thanks to all. I will request this thread to be closed now.
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Thread closed, at OPs request.

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