- Jan 9, 2016
Wondering if anyone has any tips, tricks, strategies or insights into how I can make bobwhites I'm raising (chick to adult) for release more prepared for the wild? I have been working considerably for a while to improve the quail habitat on my land. However, my property is surrounded by other properties with poor quail habitat, thus the likelihood of wild quail ever ending up back on my land on their own is slim, especially in the near future. I am aware mortality rates are high and blah, blah, blah, I have no issue with doing supplementary releases every year. However, I want these birds to have the best shot possible at surviving and I have time to pay them a good amount of personal attention. Any tips from extra nutrients, pen fixtures, pre release tactics etc. I'm all ears. Thanks you! P.S- Sorry, I understand this is a poultry forum, not a hunting forum, but I figured there was liable to be a good amount of expertise on here anyways!