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Help with rescued quail!

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My neighbor's cat and dog went after a nest of newly hatched quail, and killed the parents and most of the chicks. She rescued two and called me to take them, since we have chickens. I have them in a brooder under a heat lamp with water and finely ground all purpose poultry food. It may be a few days before I can get game food, so what can I give them? They seem to be drinking and pecking at the food, and they are pooping. Help, and thank you!

~Brooke~
Our place just gets crazier and crazier! Chickens~ Abe, Darryl, Poppy, Daisy, Crossbeak, Poofhead, Brownie, Daffodil, Peaches, Caramel, 4 new feed store babies, plus 3 waiting to hatch under Brownie! 5 guineas, plus 5 waiting to hatch under a chicken! 1 Pit/Lab mix~Java; 1 German Shepard Mix~Max; 1 extra evil cat~Pud.
And of course, us humans!

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~Brooke~
Our place just gets crazier and crazier! Chickens~ Abe, Darryl, Poppy, Daisy, Crossbeak, Poofhead, Brownie, Daffodil, Peaches, Caramel, 4 new feed store babies, plus 3 waiting to hatch under Brownie! 5 guineas, plus 5 waiting to hatch under a chicken! 1 Pit/Lab mix~Java; 1 German Shepard Mix~Max; 1 extra evil cat~Pud.
And of course, us humans!

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Anyone? Thank you!

~Brooke~
Our place just gets crazier and crazier! Chickens~ Abe, Darryl, Poppy, Daisy, Crossbeak, Poofhead, Brownie, Daffodil, Peaches, Caramel, 4 new feed store babies, plus 3 waiting to hatch under Brownie! 5 guineas, plus 5 waiting to hatch under a chicken! 1 Pit/Lab mix~Java; 1 German Shepard Mix~Max; 1 extra evil cat~Pud.
And of course, us humans!

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~Brooke~
Our place just gets crazier and crazier! Chickens~ Abe, Darryl, Poppy, Daisy, Crossbeak, Poofhead, Brownie, Daffodil, Peaches, Caramel, 4 new feed store babies, plus 3 waiting to hatch under Brownie! 5 guineas, plus 5 waiting to hatch under a chicken! 1 Pit/Lab mix~Java; 1 German Shepard Mix~Max; 1 extra evil cat~Pud.
And of course, us humans!

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Hard boiled chicken eggs are a great starter feed for quail. Better than the poultry feed, but it needs to be removed every few hours as it spoils quickly, so make small batches.

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