New to forum and quail in the bator!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jen F, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Jen F

    Jen F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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:)
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] sorry cant help with bobs
     
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  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before doing anything you need to check the laws in your state...
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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.​
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: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
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote: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 [​IMG]

    ETA: Just get ringneck pheasants...you can't release those either but at least you don't need a permit [​IMG]
     
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  8. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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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.
     
  9. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    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 [​IMG]

    ETA: Just get ringneck pheasants...you can't release those either but at least you don't need a permit [​IMG]

    Man. That first bird would have it made in that pen. He'd be living Beverly Hills in a mansion.
     
  10. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    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 [​IMG]

    ETA: Just get ringneck pheasants...you can't release those either but at least you don't need a permit [​IMG]

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

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