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#5702246 - 04/15/15 10:59 PM typical quail nesting.
Kbar Ag Service Offline
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Registered: 04/27/13
Posts: 302
Loc: Victoria, Texas
What are the time frames for the Gulf Coast? I already have a [censored] - if not more than 1 whistling, but need to disk.
I also have a really good abundance of food and shelter.
Our rains have left us with major WATER... I had 2 pair fly out of our pond area, but I think this may be too early for pairing.
Thanks for input..... I am doing this for establishment, not to hunt.
BK
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#5702445 - 04/16/15 07:46 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
bill oxner Offline
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Loc: Richmond
I've found them still in coveys in the middle of May.
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#5702492 - 04/16/15 08:14 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
tigger Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I am in burnet co and have birds pairing up as we speak
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#5702516 - 04/16/15 08:27 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
BenBob Offline
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In far West Texas and I saw two birds that were paired up last week. It sort of caught me off guard.
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#5702539 - 04/16/15 08:43 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
tigger Offline
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Loc: Round Rock, Texas
15 days to lay eggs that assumes a nest of 15 eggs, 21 days to hatch.
If start nesting today chicks on ground late May.
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#5702547 - 04/16/15 08:50 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
stxranchman Offline
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I am in Western Goliad County and have seen pairs now over the past 2 weeks also. Seeing them daily now in pairs. So tall and green I can only see them in the shredded roads though.
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#5702645 - 04/16/15 10:01 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: stxranchman]
Whoa Offline
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 132
Loc: East Texas
Saw birds a week old last year in Archer County May 22. Reports of them already pairing up this year.

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#5711901 - 04/22/15 03:06 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Loc: Bandera County
Need Advise positive or not. I have several pens of quail I have raised from eggs. I am planning to start releasing them onto the ranch, they are flight ready and already a year old. I have done my best on predator control and will begin my release very close to my pens so the penned quail can communicate with the released quail so maybe they wont travel to far at first. I have great habitat for the birds and plenty of water. What will my survival rate be on my pen raised birds. I will not be hunting them just trying to build up a population on the ranch. I am hatching chicks as we speak and will continue to release as many as 30/40 pair at a time as they become able to fly. I just wanted to wait till I had mature birds before I started to release.

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#5711947 - 04/22/15 03:31 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
bill oxner Offline
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Your chances of survival are slim but I have had them go feral.
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#5711967 - 04/22/15 03:48 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: bill oxner]
quailg Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 16
I would either eat them or keep them till the season opens in November, then turn them loose and hunt them within a few weeks. I seriously doubt they will survive if your turn them out now.

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#5712323 - 04/22/15 07:53 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
tigger Offline
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Loc: Round Rock, Texas
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#5715152 - 04/24/15 04:25 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
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Registered: 05/25/06
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Loc: Howard County
I seen 50 to 60 pairs today, blues and bob's, it's like I was running into them every 75 to 100 yards. Everything's green the grounds wet and lot's of seeds and bug's.
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#5715840 - 04/25/15 10:15 AM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
jetdad Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 930
Loc: Grayson county
I released flight conditioned birds several years ago for the same purpose. As it turned out, I was just feeding the predators. The day after I released them I found numerous feather piles. I don't think there is anything you can do to adequately prepare them for the wild. Survival rate is extremely low. I'll put it this way; I never did it again. Considered it a waste of money.

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#5720244 - 04/28/15 01:45 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
BowsnRods Offline
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Loc: Bandera County
Thank you guys, I didnt mean to hijack this thread just thought this would be the best place to ask. I am going to relase about 25 pairs to start, I have great cover and will try to keep them fairly close to my pen birds to start. might even sit out a few days with a 22 just to keep an eye out. I guess night time will be the biggest time of issue.

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#5720904 - 04/28/15 08:46 PM Re: typical quail nesting. [Re: Kbar Ag Service]
Kbar Ag Service Offline
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Registered: 04/27/13
Posts: 302
Loc: Victoria, Texas
BowsnRods,
You didn't jack this thread, or did anyone else.
We (here) are working on getting things cleaned up, cleared up, and back in order. All input, suggestions for conservation, or side discussion is welcome and appreciated.
We want to be able to enjoy what naturally should be there and keep in check what really shouldn't.

BK
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