if i raise quail in a pen and release them in the wild will they live

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  1. quail hunter

    quail hunter New Egg

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    I'm going to start raising quail in a pen and i want to know if they will survive in the wild i also want to know if they will bread in the wild
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Generally a big NO. Not only have they bonded to humans, but pen raised quail have lost the instinct to survive and have not been trained to find food or water from the parent birds. Predators will quickly pick them off one by one or they will starve or die of thirst. You will most likely be sending them off to their deaths. If you no longer want your quail, do the humane thing and slaughter them yourself in a quick fashion.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know much about quail, but I second Two Crows' advice.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry, I don't know anything about Quail. Two Crows is very knowledgeable and I'm sure she'll help you out![​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Two Crows knows all about this stuff! Can't go wrong with her info!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree if you set them free, you are signing their death certificate
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but TwoCrows is our resident quail expert so I would listen to her advice. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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