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Raising bobwhites on the ground in Texas

Discussion in 'Quail' started by badwhiskey, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in north Texas...do bobwhites do well on the ground if provided plenty of shelter and branches? Or maybe a hide box off the ground? I have sandy loam rich soil
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't raise them on loam.I think a washed masonry sand will give you better results.You will need to clean it often as they need to be on a clean surface.Plus with masonry sand they can sand bath where ever they feel like.Do at least 6 inches of sand so worms hopefully will not penetrate to the top.Always provide branches for them to hide in,perches at different levels and I would mix grit right in with their feed.And they should be fed a gamebird feed,either crumble or pellet or both.Fresh water at all times and at least once a week give them electrolytes and vitamins in their water supply.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Tony...i have always raised birds on wire
     

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