Do any of you folks add anything into your feed or supplement your feed with nutrients or supplements? If so what do you use?
I'm in the same boat, though I have special ordered turkey starter. I know mealy worms are good and fish meal, but you can't add too much or it's supposed to make the eggs taste fishy. I also know you should give them oyster shells for extra calcium. There are seeds you can add, peanuts, earth worms etc. I'm by no means n expert since I haven't raised any quails to date, but this is what I've learned from others to date.
Ive heard maybe chicken eggs cooked and ground provide protein Im just wondering if theres a good website to order from thats basically a good price so its not so much work for me. I was also reading about using a coffee grinder to grind. At this point I'm just hoping my eggs will hatch =/ I skeptical since its my first hatch but I just don't want to be unprepared for it. But if some one could confirm chicken eggs cooked and ground up mixed in with chick starter would work that would be great.
I've heard about using the chicken eggs too. Some peel them but I'd just use them whole if I did it. The shell can be used for calcium so I don't believe it will hurt them. It seems a somewhat expensive way to do it. You could try meal worms or other insects/bugs.
I'm totally new at this too and haven't yet received my first eggs. Let me know how your hatch goes. I'm trying to be as prepared as possible too. I'd hate to loss a large number of good quality chicks.
How many eggs will you be trying to hatch? Where did you get them from? I think I'll be using a blender for my things, but a coffee grinder could work. Just make sure it's not the one you use for your coffee. A spice grinder could work too if you have one of those.