Free range quail?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gazinga, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    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?
     
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    They will wonder off. Quail are alot different than chickens. You will need to have them confined to keep the from leaving.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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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​
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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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.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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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?
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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

    AL
     
  8. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    thats what i was thinking, but wasnt sure, thx everyone
     

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