New to forum and quail in the bator!!!

Jen F

Songster
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
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1
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Western/ Central KY
Hello, I'm from KY. My mission was to bring more Bobwhite quail around my area. I have 14 in the bator and will be hatching in @2 weeks. (first bator experience so starting with low numbers) I have been reading and I think I won't be so easy to do.

I hear that they become tame so easy that they will probably get eaten by predators.
They need a flight cage so they can fly so they won't be eaten by predators...
They need a recall to stay around close.
ETC..


I remember when I was younger( not too many years ago): hearing Bobwhite a night. Now I just don't hear them any more. I miss them and would like for my children to hear them.
Any info or help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Jen:)
 

thekid

Songster
9 Years
Jan 12, 2011
4,118
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211
Ford City, Pennsylvania
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sorry cant help with bobs
 
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shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
120
351
Adair Co., KY
I'm assuming you are wanting to release them?
My mission was to bring more Bobwhite quail around my area
They need a recall to stay around close.

You do realize it's against the law to release bobwhites in KY without a permit? It's also against the law to own more than 49 without a permit. If you own 49 or less it's against the law to hatch their eggs without a permit. It's also against the law to sell eggs, chicks, or adult birds without a permit in the state of KY.

It is my understanding that most gamebirds don't survive around here due to a lack of something they need in their diets. The F&G people release bobwhites and ringneck pheasants a couple times a year in various places for hunters and most that don't get taken during the hunting week/weekend end up dying.​
 

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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BROOKSVILLE FL
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You do realize it's against the law to release bobwhites in KY without a permit? It's also against the law to own more than 49 without a permit. If you own 49 or less it's against the law to hatch their eggs without a permit. It's also against the law to sell eggs, chicks, or adult birds without a permit in the state of KY.

It is my understanding that most gamebirds don't survive around here due to a lack of something they need in their diets. The F&G people release bobwhites and ringneck pheasants a couple times a year in various places for hunters and most that don't get taken during the hunting week/weekend end up dying.

AMEN

YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LAWS.... ITS MY UNDERSTANDING KY HAS SOME SERIOUS LAWS REGUARDING BOBS AS T0 PEN CONSTRUCTION AND SIZE ETC... AND RELEASE IS TIGHTLY CONTROLLED IN MOST STATES
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
120
351
Adair Co., KY
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You do realize it's against the law to release bobwhites in KY without a permit? It's also against the law to own more than 49 without a permit. If you own 49 or less it's against the law to hatch their eggs without a permit. It's also against the law to sell eggs, chicks, or adult birds without a permit in the state of KY.

It is my understanding that most gamebirds don't survive around here due to a lack of something they need in their diets. The F&G people release bobwhites and ringneck pheasants a couple times a year in various places for hunters and most that don't get taken during the hunting week/weekend end up dying.

AMEN

YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LAWS.... ITS MY UNDERSTANDING KY HAS SOME SERIOUS LAWS REGUARDING BOBS AS T0 PEN CONSTRUCTION AND SIZE ETC... AND RELEASE IS TIGHTLY CONTROLLED IN MOST STATES

Pen size is minimum of 100 sq. ft. for the first bird, then I believe it's an additional 10 sq. ft. for each bird after that. So no tiny breeder cages I'm afraid. Too much BS for me, that's why I have coturnix
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ETA: Just get ringneck pheasants...you can't release those either but at least you don't need a permit
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Sumatra503

Kozy Orchard Farms
10 Years
Sep 24, 2010
2,199
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I'm glad oregon is so relaxed. I asked F&W about raising gamebirds and they couldn't find any laws regarding them. I also researched and found nothing. There aren't even any restrictions on migratory waterfowl accept for wood ducks that are state specific as far as I can gather.

Idiots around here keep releasing quail that end up dying in the wet weather. They just don't do wet. Not sure of legality, but animal contral didn't care when the nieghbor called about it. There is even a hunting range here that releases pheasants and bobwhites and when I asked them about permits they stated they had none. Idiots.

Now for Valley Quail and Bobs once spring hits and I get my pens built.
 

Sumatra503

Kozy Orchard Farms
10 Years
Sep 24, 2010
2,199
51
239
Quote:
AMEN

YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LAWS.... ITS MY UNDERSTANDING KY HAS SOME SERIOUS LAWS REGUARDING BOBS AS T0 PEN CONSTRUCTION AND SIZE ETC... AND RELEASE IS TIGHTLY CONTROLLED IN MOST STATES

Pen size is minimum of 100 sq. ft. for the first bird, then I believe it's an additional 10 sq. ft. for each bird after that. So no tiny breeder cages I'm afraid. Too much BS for me, that's why I have coturnix
lau.gif


ETA: Just get ringneck pheasants...you can't release those either but at least you don't need a permit
tongue.png


Man. That first bird would have it made in that pen. He'd be living Beverly Hills in a mansion.
 

sonjab314

Constant State of Confusion
10 Years
May 15, 2010
3,362
60
271
Missouri
Quote:
AMEN

YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LAWS.... ITS MY UNDERSTANDING KY HAS SOME SERIOUS LAWS REGUARDING BOBS AS T0 PEN CONSTRUCTION AND SIZE ETC... AND RELEASE IS TIGHTLY CONTROLLED IN MOST STATES

Pen size is minimum of 100 sq. ft. for the first bird, then I believe it's an additional 10 sq. ft. for each bird after that. So no tiny breeder cages I'm afraid. Too much BS for me, that's why I have coturnix
lau.gif


ETA: Just get ringneck pheasants...you can't release those either but at least you don't need a permit
tongue.png


We even have to have a permit for ringneck pheasants in MO
 

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