If you want to have a successful Early Release program, you must start off with good genetics in a Bobwhite Quail. We searched for several years until we found one that met our expectations. Our birds have a great callback instinct and will flush hard when they are spooked by predators, flying a great distance to escape danger. Quail only survive in social groups of 6-25 birds called a covey and our birds have great genetics to survive on your plantation or preserve.
We weather condition our birds starting at 8 weeks old. By the time they are 11 weeks old, they are ready for release. We introduce them to whole seed sorghum feed at 9 weeks old to prepare them for life in the wild.We recommend releasing 25 birds to the covey.
We can facilitate a meeting with a professional consultant to help you establish a successful early release program.