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« on: January 29, 2006, 04:42:24 PM »

Hello I am very interested in building a surrogator,  Was hoping someone could provide a set of plans, instructions, bill of materials ???    Anything would be appreciated!          Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2006, 07:21:30 PM »

What is a surrogator?
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2006, 07:27:13 PM »

Go to the below link.  They sell them and tell you all about it.

http://www.quailrestoration.com/surrogator.htm

Anyway, what it amounts to is just an oversized brooder that is self contained so that it can be placed in the field, rather than the barn.  It's size is based off allowing the birds to reach 5-6 weeks of age and still have ample space inside the brooder.

As far as the heating elements, you could order the guts from a standard LP room brooder unit, or, if you are lucky enough and have electric close enough to where you are placing it (probably not) you could use an electric heat element.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006, 12:57:06 PM »

I have a friend getting ready to buy two. I'm going to see if he'll let get parts and design specs. If I get them I'll pass them along.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 05:27:44 PM »

Did you ever find any information about the Surrogator??? Iam interested in doing the same thing as you.  I just can not afford that type of $$.

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2007, 10:36:33 PM »

i think you can make one, for little $$$.. use a  40lb propane tank, with a propane camping heat lamp.(like !$25.00 at walmart) for the heat.( you would have to set up a temp. controller or something) nipple waters(PVC). a feeder.. and put it in a nice little file box with 1/4 wire on the bottom. about..+/- $50.00 beans.
I'm thing about making the heater for my pen.. no electric.. hope this helps?
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007, 08:48:45 PM »

I have a good size propane tank just sitting around my place I could use. Just wondering if any you have anymore detailed idea about how to make one.

$1500 seems like a lot considering you must supply the propane tank and feed and H2O. From what I have seen it looks like they are supplying a mesh crate for protection right?
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007, 10:02:35 AM »

Did you ever find any information about the Surrogator??? Iam interested in doing the same thing as you.  I just can not afford that type of $$.


I doubt that you'll be getting any info from this fella:

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I have no experience with the "surrogator" concept.  Although, I do believe that the gas control valve, heater, and thermostat controls would probably be your most expensive and most difficult items to obtain.

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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2007, 11:20:37 PM »

ok thanks. I found this pics on another website. check it out.

http://www.quailclub.com/Surrogator/PGSurrogator/QuailSurrogator/index.html

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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007, 08:25:07 AM »

A little off topic but not much, for after the surrogtor I like the looks of their feeder:
nuts, the pic didnt come through, it holds 200lbs of feed/seed, is priced competitively with other large units. Check out the url above.

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2008, 08:56:47 PM »

It must be the cabin feaver that gets me thinking about building this thing ??

Anybody made their own yet??
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2008, 12:07:58 PM »

I wouldnt, the 'Johnny Tower" can be adapted to much the same thing.

Called Johnny Towers because they look like a John sitting out in the field. They are used to recall Quail used in training, have a raised, usually wire cage with a wire funnel into it, and the birds can go into the building for feed and water. You could arrange it to pour feed and water into it on a blind side so the birds wouldnt see you, and at five weeks or older release them. You'd need either a cord for a brooder lamp or propane tank for a gas brooder. I'd rather spend the money on one of these then twice what the Johnny Tower would cost.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 03:11:16 PM »

They had an add today on the program Gundog on the outdoor channel, interesting ad, showed a release being made from it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008, 10:22:50 PM »

I am thinking about building a surrogator, dosn't look to difficult. I think this thing will work very well. I would appreciate any plans or input that you may have about it. Thanks for your help!!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2008, 10:35:08 PM »

I am thinking about building a surrogator, dosn't look to difficult. I think this thing will work very well. I would appreciate any plans or input that you may have about it. Thanks for your help!!!

Be sure to take plenty of digital pictures and post them for us as you go. Then we'll know what to do and what not to do too.   ^-^  Not that I personally am interested in building one, but many others are.  I've got plenty of projects to keep me busy.

As I stated before:

I do believe that the gas control valve, heater, and thermostat controls would probably be your most expensive and most difficult items to obtain.

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