Thinking before I jump!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mumofsix, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. mumofsix

    mumofsix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2014
    [​IMG]I love exotic Chickens . My Friend has some Bob Whites and offered me some . but She says They are easily scared and fly into the cage and break they necks . I wanted to hatch my own . Will this happen if I hatch and handle them . I did this to my baby Chicks and I can pick them up .
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Not sure if your friend is aware of how to prevent neck injuries. There are 2 ways to accomplish this plus a 3rd way I thought of myself. First is to keep them in cages that are not very tall. They will not attempt to fly. Second method is to keep them in tall runs and when they fly, they will land on higher perches. My 3rd way , and I have not practiced it since I do not have quail, is to install a cloth ceiling inside the cage. It should be hanging loosely, so if bird flies into it, a gentle bumping into fluffy sheet would prevent injury. My reason for not keeping quail is because I cant facilitate the cages needed. If I let them free range in the run with my chickens, they would escape.

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