Free range quail?

Gazinga

Chook Norris
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I am thinking of raising quail. Can i just build a coop and allow them to free range like the chooks? will teh y return to roost at night or just wander off?
 

al6517

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B. Saffles Farms :

They will wonder off. Quail are alot different than chickens. You will need to have them confined to keep the from leaving.

I think this is true, but on the other hand during a very severe storm last month my quail hutch went rolling down the pasture, I thought I had lost quite a few. After several days they started appearing by the coop and we would just reach down and pick them up got about 10 back, go figure.

AL​
 

Teach97

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They had formed a covey and were returning to their friends' calls. That is a good way to get released birds to enter a cage.
 

shelleyd2008

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If you allow your quail to free-range, you will have some very happy predators in your area. Quail are dumb, and are very easy prey. They might come back, but why risk it?
 

al6517

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Quote:You can take that to the bank, This guy is a Quail Ninja LOL.

AL
 

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