free ranging quail???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mahsmaj, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    Can you free range quail or will they run/ fly away or something???
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:what type of quail? Coturnix and button quails shouldnt be released as they're not meant to survive like that. When used for hunting they (coturnix) are normally recaptured quickly.

    Bobwhite and other species if released almost normally need a permit. And yeah they'll probably wander off looking for shelter.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Nope, you can't free range them, they aren't chickens.
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    i know a lady who does free range her bobwhites and they dont wander far .
    She dumps some feed and they come flying and running to her . i never thought it could be done but i was proved wrong .
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    We have Coturnix in with our chickens. I let the chickens out most afternoons and leave the door open. Sometimes the quail will go out, but not very often. They stick around and go back in at night. They've become tame enough to pick up most of the time.

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