Escaped quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickiepoo2, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. chickiepoo2

    chickiepoo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I went out to feed and my dog, who is no bird dog, stumbled across one of my valley quail hens. She shot up to the roof & I haven't seen her since. I don't have a trap to catch her. I'm sure she will return but are there any suggestions for catching her?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I think maybe her food and a good fishing net will work. Maybe one that you use on a fish boat trip? A nice 6' fishing net should work
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, I second the fish net. If you can get her to not fly up you might be able to use a towel or something, but the fish net would definitely do the trick.
     
  4. chickiepoo2

    chickiepoo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    It would work if I could find her......maybe tomorrow I'll have better luck [​IMG] I'd like to get her before my boxer or a wild critter does [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I hope your little guy is ok. I have had to use the net a bunch of times when my seramas ran into the road. Please keep us updated.
     
  6. chickiepoo2

    chickiepoo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    So after doing a head count I realized I'm missing 2. I actually got my male back!!! I stalked this bird all afternoon with net in hand. I let the chickens out.....their the coop next door and eventually the quail went inside. I think he wanted back inside with the rest of them. Now I just need to find "her" again. She was sitting in the sun and my B/F went behind to net her when my dog comes running up. She flies back into the forest....That was probably my best chance. Hopefully tomorrow!
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Good thing you got one back. hope you get the female back
     

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