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Offline Michael Bush

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500 babies
« on: June 11, 2024, 05:39:47 am »
Got these last night.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2024, 06:52:28 am »
quail?

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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2024, 07:32:25 am »
Bob White
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2024, 07:36:00 am »
I thought that they were the same thing.

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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2024, 07:58:53 am »
Bob white are quail. All quail are not bob white. Bob white is only one type of quail.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2024, 08:02:50 am »
Specifically these are Northern Bobwhite.

There are over 100 kinds of quail.  The ones commonly raised for meat or eggs are Bobwhite and Coturnix.

Here are a variety of kinds for sale: https://www.strombergschickens.com/live-birds-eggs/day-old-baby-chicks/quail-chicks/

But here are a few of the others:
Common Quail
Northern Bobwhite
King Quail
Japanese Quail
Gambel's Quail
California Quail
Scaled Quail
Mountain Quail
Montezuma Quail
Blue Quail
Ocellated Quail
Harlequin Quail
Coturnix Quail
Himalayan Quail
Crested Bobwhite
Elegant Quail
Gorgeted Wood Quail
Painted Bush Quail
Brown Quail
Rain Quail
Stubble Quail
Jungle Bush Quail
New Zealand Quail
Spot-winged Wood Quail
Manipur Bush Quail
Chestnut Wood Quail
Singing Quail
Snow Mountain Quail
Yucatan Bobwhite
Banded Quail
Canary Islands Quail
Marbled Wood Quail
Spotted Wood Quial
Rock Bush Quail
Benezuelan Wood Quail
Starred Wood Quail
Tacarcuna Wood Quail
Black-breasted Wood Quail
Dark-backed wood quail
Tawny-faced Quail
Strip-faced wood quail
Rufous-fronted wood quail
Spot-bellied Bobwhite
Black-fronted Wood Quail
Black-eared Wood Quail
Rufous-breasted Wood Quail
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2024, 08:22:59 am »
And now I know. Are you going to release them or keep them safe in a pen? I have known a person or two who got themselves a few of them and they all disappeared pretty quickly.

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2024, 08:44:07 am »
Back seven years ago or so they sprayed for the aphids in late June or so and all the insects died.  After the insects were gone all of the whippoorwills, bobwhites and pheasants also disappeared.  So I'm releasing them.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2024, 09:33:20 am »
That's cool.  Had a friend do that with pheasants once.  It was a project with his grandson.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2024, 03:41:12 pm »
That is great Mr Bush. The last wild Bob White that I heard was abut 15 years or so ago in my area. I was horseback riding and stoped to listen. The very last one I heard was in the Grenada Ms. area about 10 years ago... I really miss them..

What about the insect situation? Are they on the rebound in your area? I hope so... Please, keep up the good work! And keep us updated on this!

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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2024, 03:45:25 pm »
Eeeeee!  So cute!  :cheesy:  I heard a wild bobwhite about 10 years ago probably, at our previous property.  We used to hear whippoorwills there occasionally too.  None here.  What are you feeding them in the brooder?
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2024, 05:24:56 am »
>What about the insect situation? Are they on the rebound in your area?

Yes, the insects have rebounded.  Otherwise I wouldn't even try to get the Bobwhite going again.  There may be some insects that haven't, but if you turn a light on in the dark you will get insects come to it now.  Not so back when they wiped them out.

>What are you feeding them in the brooder?

30% protein game bird starter.  I think the brand is Ralston Purina.  I'm using a water tank for the brooder.  I'll have to split them into two of them soon and then I'll have to put some chicken wire on top to keep them from flying out... then I'll move them out to the quail house/yard that is netted and then I'll release them.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2024, 02:24:21 pm »
Back seven years ago or so they sprayed for the aphids in late June or so and all the insects died.  After the insects were gone all of the whippoorwills, bobwhites and pheasants also disappeared.  So I'm releasing them.

It's good to hear that the insects are making a rebound.
Mr Bush was that years spraying something that was discussed here? It seems I vaguely remember something about this. (maybe I read it in the archives)  or even commented myself. My memory is faded on this one. Perhaps I am thinking of another situation completely.

I am thinking this would be a good topic for discussion 'If' it wasn't discussed back then.

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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2024, 09:01:39 pm »
Michael you get them from strombergs?

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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2024, 09:43:17 am »
Michael,
Is the county or state funding this project?
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2024, 05:34:17 am »
>Michael,
>Is the county or state funding this project?

Just me.

>Strombergs

No.  Somewhere local.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2024, 12:35:48 am »
I've thought about doing something similar, but here in Indiana you need a permit or license to raise and /or release bob white quail.  Since they are a game bird they are regulated.  Although the other breeds are not regulated at all.

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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2024, 05:13:07 am »
Bobwhite are regulated here as well.  I just had to tell them I was releasing them, which I am, and I didn't need it because I'm not keeping them.  If I keep some for breeding more, I will have to get a permit.  I am thinking about that, but I don't think I want to work that hard at another hobby.  I just want the wild quail back especially since I think I've made a good habitat for them.
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Re: 500 babies
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2024, 09:47:45 am »
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but I don't think I want to work that hard at another hobby.

Thats funny, but it keeps me from doing a lot of things.

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2024, 10:53:18 am »
Back seven years ago or so they sprayed for the aphids in late June or so and all the insects died.  After the insects were gone all of the whippoorwills, bobwhites and pheasants also disappeared.  So I'm releasing them.

I will include Meadowlark to that list (Field-Lark) in my area.  Gone. . . Even in areas that are not row farmed.  I don?t remember an official report of why they are to be found no more here. Sad . .