Quals who make the Great escape

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magsrags, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    It might be a silly question to ask.......I just thought of it now.

    I live in Southern NY. If one of my A&M Texas quails accidently get loose ......will they be OK in NY weather and find shelter.... or will they head off for a warmer climate? I'd hate to think they couldn't make do on their own if they managed to escape me outside when they are older. I do live next to protected bird sanctuaries and marsh lands, woods. I just wouldn't want to worry about them supposing the worse happened.
     
  2. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hate to be the bearer of bad news, but they most likely wouldn't make it through the night...they simply aren't conditioned.
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    And make sure an escapee isn't an "unathorized release" which'll get you into more trouble.
     
  4. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Quote:[​IMG]....Not me...I couldn't sleep with myself letting something conveniently "loose" after assuming responsibility for it! [​IMG]

    I can't wait to pickle us eggs besides.

    They make the funniest little sounds. I am enjoying mine.
     
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Quote:Thanks, I didn't think it would be a happy ending for them. I think I'll clip their wings when they are older to make sure they stay put.
     
  6. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] The A&M's are easy to catch. I have one a week jump out and they don't get 2 feet. They dont really fly.
     
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Quote:That's even better to hear![​IMG] My yard is entirely fenced in but not fly proof.
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I have caught mine a couple days after they got loose (not A&M's just the regular corturnix).
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yeah they are not hard to catch as long as you dont have prickly bushes for them to get into. there have also been several threads where escapies came back the next day, even several days later they go back to their pens or close to where their friends are. Now my escapies are a different story the ones in my outdoor pens get caught by my cat before I can even turn around. I loose some here and there because of it, but he is fast and they dont even have a chance to suffer. Cant really blame im they are delishis. [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Clipping Sux---- Pinion Them And Be Done With It!
     

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