quail escaped!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DLS, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    My quail got loose. Ionly had 5 so it was no big loss. I put the cage outside the fence with the feeder inside Also I put water in there they all go in & eat then free range all day. Is this normal with quail? they are 3 texas A&M & 2 brown ones looks like they have tuxes on . I can catch them but the seem so happy. what should I do? Lots of feed & cover all around.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Take one(just 1) of your other quail,place him in a cage and they should call the missing one back.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    You should capture them. 1. it's almost always illegal without permission from your states game commission to release coturnixs.

    2. They have no predatory instincts to avoid predators, like cats, dogs, birds.

    I could go on and on, but those are the major two. They are domesticated birds they should stay in enclosed pens.

    By the way coturnix ARE migratory birds....so at any point they could just fly off....and believe me they FLY WELL. They will end up dying somewhere not knowing how to naturally care for themselves.

    Bring them in since you can catch them, it's the right thing to do.
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all went back in to eat I shut the door. I will eat them on tuesday for supper
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:sooo...what was the point of this thread then?.....[​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:sooo...what was the point of this thread then?.....[​IMG]

    lol my thoughts exactly lol!
     
  7. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:sooo...what was the point of this thread then?.....[​IMG]

    lol my thoughts exactly lol!

    thats Odd , First sign of thoughts I imagine . is your head sore?
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:lol my thoughts exactly lol!

    thats Odd , First sign of thoughts I imagine . is your head sore?

    you're one very strange person. [​IMG] I assume you wanted us upset that you are going to eat your coturnix? I love coturnix meat...haven't tried A &M white meat yet, but the dark meat is delish! [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    LOL..yup..and i'm hatching some of my own this week..to eat in 8 weeks!...[​IMG]...
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:[​IMG] I don't get enough culls to eat again until spring i assume [​IMG] Enjoy yours for me! LOL!
     

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