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Old 01-31-2010, 11:00 PM
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i was wanting to raise some upland birds like pheasant and quail to hunt on my private ranch any advice would be very helpful thanks
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:40 AM
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Checkout this website

http://www.quailrestoration.com/
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:08 PM
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Check with your Natural Resc. Dept. first to see if you need a permit. Some states req. a permit to raise game birds. (Pheasants Forever) can give you info on raising birds as well as what kind of cover they need.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:42 AM
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Here is a pretty good publication put out by UC Davis...

http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/avian/gamebird.pdf

In addition, you'll find a bunch of information if you google raising game birds.

I would be careful what game birds you raise. Quail are not a very sturdy bird and don't do well in humid environments. Chukars are very sturdy, but cost a bit more in feed. Pheasants can live anywhere in North America as long as there is food available.

Good luck.
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:26 AM
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I have raised pheasants and chuckers for a few years up here. I have tried quail but they do not do so good. As mentioned above it is to hard keeping them alive to bother with for me. For as far as raising the other two it was quite easy to do. I did have problems with them not wanting to set on the nests they made though. However you do need to check your state laws on it as in most states permits are required. Pen sizes can very as it depends on what you plan with them. You will need to get the wire from the sides of the pen into the ground a little ways to try and stop predators from getting at them. As well as a good net to cover the top of the pen.. I gave it up this past year as house cats over ran my pen and wiped most of my birds out. What made it to freedom is still hanging around a couple of back yard feeders. Most was killed by the cats though.. Here is a pic of 2 pheasants I had in my pen..

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Old 02-19-2010, 03:05 AM
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MOST women have to invent various ways to persuade or coerce their husbands to engage in hobbies (like gardening and cooking) that would enable them to spend more time at home and bond with the children.

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