It all started with the simple idea: My quail should be able to free range!
When i came back, my presence must have upset Spice, because she easily slipped from between the bars, and flew away, into my neighbors yard.
Obviously, i was freaking out.
I quickly put Calico back in the hutch and chased after Spice with some feed in hand. She was under the neighbor's porch and i couldn't reach her, and she wouldn't come for the food. I was inches away so i tried to grab her, but she flew about 100 feet away.
I went to grab a bucket to carefully shoo her into. She came really close to a some dense bushes- if she went in there, I would never be able to find her.
I returned her to the hutch, and snipped off the tips of her wing feathers. Now she is safe and at home!
That was pretty scary! But i'm glad she's okay.