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post #11 of 19
I seen a post bout feed them cat foodhow much cat food should be mixed in with their regular food
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by spoilt70 View Post

I seen a post bout feed them cat foodhow much cat food should be mixed in with their regular food


No cat food is the perfect amount to feed your birds..... Save it for the cat. It is high fat and high sodium. Not meant for birds..... You'll find post where folks claim to have used cat food since Moby was a minnow, Its just bad advise.... Cat food is not good for birds. Most cat food is even more expensive than proper gamebird starter...


Edited by Fat Daddy - 4/9/15 at 1:01pm

 

 

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post #13 of 19
Got it thank you no cat food
post #14 of 19

If you are have'n trouble finding game bird starter. Turkey starter is usually the next best choice and usually available anywhere feed is sold. After re-reading my response, I sound a bit "Blunt". I apologize for that.  At first I thought you may be just yank'n my chain here. Both the chicken feed and cat food questions have started large scale, very heated debates in years gone by.... Most of the folks in this old thread were involved in them at one time or another.... The only things you were missing to start a good fight back then is mentioning thistle seed, polar bears and keep'n your quail with chickens! :lau  Good luck with your birds.....

 

 

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post #15 of 19
No you were fine ive been told and have read different things on different feeds thats why i was asking. Thank you for tge info
post #16 of 19
I've seen Smaller bags of game feed then 50 lb..orschielins has 5 or ten lb bag but it's high to do it that way I think
post #17 of 19
Feed all of them purina game bird starter its 30% protein thats all mine ever got.
post #18 of 19

20% protein is fine for adult birds, but you really need something 28 to 30% protein for chicks. You can order it off Amazon if you can't find it anywhere else. 

post #19 of 19

So the problem with chicken feed is the lack of proteins? 

Can we mix in some soybean meal to increase the protein level to 30% and call it good?  That is like feeding the quail chicks with boiled eggs to increase protein right?

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