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Old 01-27-2022, 11:16 AM   #1
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I'm about to put out a couple quail feeders on our new place. Just looking for ideas. What works for you?
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Old 01-27-2022, 11:50 AM   #2
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Do you have Turkey?
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Old 01-27-2022, 11:59 AM   #3
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Occasionally, but I'm not trying to attract them.
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Old 01-27-2022, 03:30 PM   #4
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Also, if anybody has any steel barrels with removeable lids, I need to buy a couple.
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Old 01-27-2022, 03:36 PM   #5
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You can use a turkey feeder and cut the legs off so it sets on the ground. Take a 55 gallon barrel and screw a funnel about 4 ď above the base. Cut holes so the birds can walk in.


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Old 01-27-2022, 04:30 PM   #6
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Made this in my garage, there is a plastic 55 gallon barrel that gravity feeds the dog bowl with a float. The roof is tin, and has a small gutter, so the idea is that it catches rain/moisture. I put a 35 gallon metal barrel with milo in it, but haven't heard a quail in a while.

Just a heads up, there are a lot of different opinions about having a permanent feeding station for quail, some will say that hawks or any other predator will hang out over the feeder and pick off the birds coming and going.
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Old 01-27-2022, 04:41 PM   #7
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Made this in my garage, there is a plastic 55 gallon barrel that gravity feeds the dog bowl with a float. The roof is tin, and has a small gutter, so the idea is that it catches rain/moisture. I put a 35 gallon metal barrel with milo in it, but haven't heard a quail in a while.

Just a heads up, there are a lot of different opinions about having a permanent feeding station for quail, some will say that hawks or any other predator will hang out over the feeder and pick off the birds coming and going.
Nice. This was one I was looking at too - similar to yours....



I do plan to set mine up next to escape cover so the quail won't be sitting ducks out in the wide open. Gonna put panels around it to keep hogs out, but hopefully provide a little bobcat protection as well. Don't know if I'll do a metal roof rain catchment or not, but that's a great setup.
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Old 01-27-2022, 07:15 PM   #8
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Pretty slick - may have to hide one on our place too for predator protection. Thanks for ideas I didnít know I needed. Itís just money, right


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Old 01-27-2022, 07:25 PM   #9
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Shane we thought about doing the same at the ranch and the biologist said be careful it could backfire on you. He said bobcats and feral cats figure it out pretty quick and set up on them like people do a deer feeder
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:34 PM   #10
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:45 PM   #11
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Wrong kinda quail!
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:50 PM   #12
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Old 01-27-2022, 10:31 PM   #13
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Nice. This was one I was looking at too - similar to yours....

Quail Station Assembly - YouTube.

Yes sir, saw that and made my own, cheaper version. I can post a few others if youíd like, just have to dig. The price tag for the one above was stupid high.
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