Letting Quail Forage

ThaJuicyJuice

Songster
8 Years
Feb 3, 2011
465
13
113
Miami
Poor quail. Always cooped up in a cage. How about letting them walk around?

So let's say you clip their wings and are in an enclosed area. Wouldn't they benefit from getting some exercise and nutrients from bugs and all?
 

gamebirdsonly

Crowing
13 Years
Mar 5, 2007
6,418
173
381
UTAH
if their in enclosed area you shouldn't have to clip the wing
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They will enjoy running around and having a dirt bath and getting bugs
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happydog

Songster
10 Years
Nov 22, 2009
232
5
111
Western NC
I wonder why you couldn't do something like a chicken tractor. Or put netting all around a trampoline and keep them in there. I would think letting them eat bugs and grass would be good for them. As long as it was predator proof.
 

quiltnchik

Songster
10 Years
May 19, 2009
1,006
13
161
Virginia
Are you raising them for food? The biggest problem - other than the obvious predation problem - is that quails on the ground get worms, which means they can't be used as meat birds.
 

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