Lock down for Bobwhites

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mamawolf544, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Well my Bobwhites went to lockdown mode. Wish me luck, my others 1 week before they could start laying my goats opened there pen and they all got away! So I am trying again.
    Terri:p
     
  2. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck!! [​IMG][​IMG]:jumpy
     
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck.
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    use a recall pen & catch them... easy
     
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Thank you all.
    I will look up info on the recall pen. They stayed one night and then went to my trees in the back of my property.
     
  6. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never used one, but i've seen plans to make one....apparently fairly simple if you're mechanically inclined. You should be able to use a spare cage laying around and alter it. Just make a funnel outta 1/2" mesh that is around 6" at one end and tapers to around 4". I believe in should be around 6" long but that's not terribly important. On the small end, bend a coathanger in a "U" shape. Mount this upside down at the small end of your funnel so that it swings outward freely, but will not go into the funnel. Cut a hole in your spare cage (at the botton) large enough for the big end of the funnel to just squeeze in, and mount it there (probably wont look pretty, but we're going for function here. This will be where the escapees can enter, but not exit because of the wire.

    Put your contraption where the quail are and cover part of it for shade with an old feed bag or something that wont blow away easily. Make sure you put food, water and one of your other birds in there and wait....overnight i believe, but someone else will have to chime in here.
     
  7. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wishing you luck!!!
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    You Can Also Use The Hart Live Traps--- The Small Size Works Well, But Its Piece Mail--- 1 At A Time...
     
  9. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    They are hatching..[​IMG]

    They remind me of a bunch of junebugs.
     

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