Week 3 of Cycle Two of Wild Bobwhite Quail

The quails have completed week 3 of their 5 week cycle. The wild quail chicks are doing well. During the first week, 12 died and during the second week, 14 died. I suspect that this is a natural phenomenon of losing weaker birds. Nine birds died during the third week. Raising quail has many challenges!

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The bobwhite quail look healthy and active after completing their third week in the quail surrogator.
Wild Quail in a Surrogator
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I continue to find nightly visitors by using the game cam. This hog didn’t cause any damage but they are certainly a growing problem in Texas.