quail free-ranging but staying close to home

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TinyBirds, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 quail that were raised w/ our chickens, and so far they're just staying with us near the house (they're not in a pen). Is that normal? I thought they would leave for the "wild". Maybe they will when they're older (they're around 4 months old now), but it's sure cute seeing them run around w/ our chickens, etc.
     
  2. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    What type quail? and NO, that is not normal for quail, or humans.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    A friend of mine had some coturnix in a coop with some young chickens, when she'd let the chickens out the quail would go with. They'd hang out outside all day, then when dusk came they'd go back into the coop, just like her chickens. So it's not completely unheard of.
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every once in a while I have a quail get away. They stay close in & want to gom back in the cage wih all the others.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Sort Of Licensure Do You Have For This Activity In Your State?
     
  6. canter6

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    Quote:Anything is possable, but do you really send your quail out to free range with your chickens and expect them to come home?
    I'm sure some people keep 6 chickens, 8 quail, 4 rats, 1 rattlesnake, 12 blackwidow spiders, and an ally cat in the same cage and...(Have no problems).
    I just don't push that envelope.
     

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