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Free Range Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tw8man, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. tw8man

    tw8man Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wanting to start having free ranged quail. I've read that if you provide them with a return box, they will come back to it and lay their eggs. Is this true?
     
  2. mporche

    mporche Out Of The Brooder

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    You will loose them.
     
  3. tw8man

    tw8man Out Of The Brooder

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    So they will not return?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    If you release them you need to keep 1 bird in a cage inside the call back cage so he/she will call the others back.It will work for a little while and then you will notice fewer birds returning.A call back cage is similar to a lobster trap with the entrance a funnel type that points upwards slightly.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  5. tw8man

    tw8man Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Tony. So, would it be better to use a regular quail pen?
     
  6. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A planted aviary might be the next best thing.
     

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