Drunk Quails???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenwhisperer, May 14, 2010.

  1. chickenwhisperer

    chickenwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2007
    Chicken Country, U S A
    So my buddies father was telling me how his uncle used to catch/hunt quail back in the day . . .
    I estimate the timeline of the story to be in the early 1950s, pops was born just before the war and says he was roughly 8-10 yrs old.

    Basically, the guy would soak various grains in strong liquor and put it out to feed the local quails.
    The quail would get drunk off the soaked grain and stumble around/pass out.
    Then he would go and just pick them up and you know the rest.

    These are Ca Valley quail, and I made the very long and colorful story short.

    I could swear I remember reading something about this, and the source saying that for whatever reason, it wouldnt work.
    There is no way I could ever find this info/source again, it was found during a night of heavy surfing.

    So, what do ya think, is this just a story, or is it/could it be true?
    Not that I want to contribute to the delinquency of quails, or turn them into raging alcoholics, but it does seem like it would be pretty funny to watch.

  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Central Virginia
    Great story....
    I'd be curious if anyone else has heard of similar situations...

    Love your signature BTW... I try to keep my dogs tongue off of my face. LOL

  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    If someone just happened to have leftover mash that was fermented from a previous run in their still the slop and some quail found it the results might prove interesting just a thought mind ya no personal experience with this [​IMG] when a still is operated not all the mash gets cooked always a little left over in the main cooking pot it is usually fed to the hogs . they seem to enjoy it a bit [​IMG]
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
    I Dunno But As Mean And Rowdy As Valleys And Bobs Are I Wouldnt Want To Be There When They Wake Up Hung Over! [​IMG]

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