We could also make this a discussion post. I'm bored. The time between football games is too long. SNF is supposed to start at 7:00, but we have to watch 30 minutes of repeats of what happened on all the games today.
I had a Johnny house for over 20 years. It worked fine, but I quit flying my birds out. They would all fly out in a group. I guess we could call them coveys. I didn't get as much work out of them as I got out of catching my birds, putting them in a bird bag, and planting them. I didn't want to simulate wild bird hunting. I wanted to simulate the game I was playing. I also wanted to simulate walking birds. I could plant singles and walk them out. I liked to plant off my gator because it simulated what they do in the games we all played.
Some dogs switch right over to wild birds from pen raised birds. Some take longer. My friend Chris had to send his britt back to Ronnie Smith because he had trouble making the switch. It's not much a trainer can do about that. It takes time and wild birds.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill