Lost quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by funsized72, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 6, 4-5 week quail chicks in their house outside enjoying the sun. I left for a bit to hang out with friends, when i came back they knocked off the top of their house and 4 of them disappeared [​IMG]. Now I'm left with 2 Quails one male and one female. What am I suppose to do [​IMG]? I have 3 adult males and 11 females. And my adult males are unfertile, but I'm waiting and seeing if this is really true.
     
  2. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have any of the quails you guys lost ever come back?
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They usually come back to my yard but my dog always finds them before I do....
     
  4. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i lost the last two a few mins ago and my dog was with me and I said, "Go find!" She wagged her tail like an idiot. I found them while she milled around happily between my legs. At least my other dog is more trying in finding them but he wasn't there. Good thing cuz I would have found two dead quails.
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They sell these wire live "rat traps" at harbor freight for less than $10. I leave them out with feed inside them and sometimes catch the ones that escape in there. The reason it works so well is that the trip wire for the trap is on the ceiling hanging down and they walk right into it. You'll lose them now and then if you keep raising them.
     
  6. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well Its seems my dog can find them now because my aunt found two mauled quails. I mean on the bright side, that means 2 are still surviving. Im going to keep Ella in side for a few days and i set out food and water for them. Ella probably got them when they wanted to drink cuz i set out water before.
     
  7. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any time I've had an escapee they come back to their covey. They don't feel safe without their fellow quail. Usually the escaped quail end up right under the cages and are easy to catch.
     
  8. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my dog found another one of my quails while i was at school. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Well now there's one left. i hope it stays alive
     
  9. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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