quail got out

Discussion in 'Quail' started by little blue, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    we just got 2 new girls for our boy and he was happy he was fanning and he kept them in a corner next to him and one got out of the corner and ran to the other corner and snuck through a little hole and got out and flew off and he was over at the other corner with his 1 girl and then he went running over to the corner he got our of but we blocked it so no more can get out. we had a black phesent in with the chickens for a while and we came out one day and she was gone now we know where she got out of
     
  2. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    So its evening now, check around the cage the one that got out is probably hanging around. Good time to catch it with a small net. Good luck.
     
  3. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Escaped quail don't usually go far, their overwhelming instinct seems to be to hang out with other quail. She will probably turn up in the next couple of days, if not sooner. At one time, we had a massive jailbreak after using a shotgun to kill a copperhead that was trying to get inside the coop. The hole it made in the run was tiny so no one noticed it, but the next morning about ten quail managed to escape out onto our heavily treed and brushy property. We spent the next several hours making passes around the coop and creeping through the underbrush with a net, but were able to recover them all. They could all have easily escaped into the wilderness, but they wouldn't leave the birds that were still in the run.
     
  4. huntercf

    huntercf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail are notorious escape artists, keep your vigilance up for places they can squeese through.
     
  5. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours got out the other day when we moved them to their new cage and they went up under our porch. I took my mister on my hose and wet them down little...they can't fly with wet wings and they walked right out and I scooped them up! [​IMG]
     
  6. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    we cought ours today and then about 2 min. later he was gone again we have a wild turkey in the field that is a hen and had her own babies and we think saw the quail with her and her babies any one know how to get a quail because i would like it back in my pen i miss it
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  7. thecityman

    thecityman Out Of The Brooder

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    I know someone who used to provide quail to a hunting preserve. After releasing quail for a hunting party (which is about as sporting as shooting deer from a truck if you ask me), he would round up the ones that didn't get shot by putting one quail into a small, wire cage. The cage had something that resembled a funnel made out of hardware cloth....it started big and then funneled down to a very small area barely big enough for a quail to get through. There may have beena little flap at the narrow end that would only swing in, not out, but I'm not sure. Anyway, it was amazing. The one lone quail in the cage would call and the others, one at a time, would walk up, then into the wire funnel, and into the cage...all just to be with the lone quail. It would be fairly easy to make such a contraption, and I know for certain that it worked. Now, these were 100% bobwhite- don't know if all quail would do that or not. Also, I'm not sure if it needs to be a male or female in the cage as "bait".

    WHile you might try making such a trap, knowing that it works also makes me think that your remaining quail may well call the escapee back in, maybe not into the pen but at least close enough that you might be able to net it and/or hose it down so it can't fly and then catch it. (borrowing from the post above)

    good luck
     
  8. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its been my experience that they won't go far. I had one get out a few weeks ago, but I think a cat got him. Just killed him, didn't eat it. Anyway, he must have been hanging around for two days before the cat got him. I'm betting your quail is close by. I use a big long handled net. Keep checking around the pen.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THIS IS A CALL BACK PEN, ITS "BAITED" WITH A LONE MALE. YES IT WILL WORK ON COTURNIX, VALLEYS, GAMBLES, BOBS, BLUE SCALES

    AS FAR AS DEER HUNTING FROM THE TRUCK..... ADD A NEW DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY--- TRY SHOOTING FROM THE TRUCK WHILE DOING DOUGHNUTS [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh Forgot To Mention That Callback Traps Are Available Premade Commercially. Try Gqf Mfg, Or Cuttlers Supply, Many Wing Shooting Suppliers Carry Them As Well.
     

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