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post #1 of 118
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het everybody,
I might be able to get quail and I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY EAT!!!! th

I HEARD THEY WILL EAT ANYTHING BUT THERE ISN'T A SPECIFIC KIND OF FOOD YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM

WILL THEY EAT....

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CHICKEN LAYING FEED?

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post #2 of 118

It's called game bird feed..

Game bird starter for young birds, and game bird grower for older birds.. their needs are different and the chicken feed does not meet their needs at all.!

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post #3 of 118

game bird starter has a high protein concentration and should be NON medicated


Edited by abobwhat - 4/16/11 at 3:47pm
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"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention,
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the wise choice of many alternatives." -Author Disputed
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post #4 of 118

for our quail we were looking for "GBS" (Game Bird Starter). this should have 28-30% protein.

normal chicken grower has ~20%

chicken layer feed, while great for chickens, has even less ~16% protein.

regarding the quail, I have read and I was told to try to find Purina GBS 30%, if could not find that, FRM (Flint River Mills) makes a 28% GBS, I am using the FRM GBS 28%.

Dumors also makes a chick starter for geese, turkeys, chukars, pheasants, etc. it is 24%- I use this for our younger chickens. but have heard it is acceptable for quail if you cannot find the GBS.

You are looking for the higher grade/higher protein content, get the most bang for your buck. read the labels just like you would your own food.

best of luck!

 

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Check out our Jumbo Coturnix "Meat Quail" project on BYC and @ http://www.whitequail.com

 

I feed and stare at Coturnix Giganticus, Wheaten Ameraucanas and NZ/Chinchilla Rabbits

 

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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. ~ Buddha

 

Check out our Jumbo Coturnix "Meat Quail" project on BYC and @ http://www.whitequail.com

 

I feed and stare at Coturnix Giganticus, Wheaten Ameraucanas and NZ/Chinchilla Rabbits

 

2012 FWC Game Farm License #406-81335; 2012 A.P.A Member; I do not sell eggs or birds.

 

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post #5 of 118

Yes...Chicken feed is the best feed for chickens!

Quail/pheasant/Game bird feed is for Game Birds.

I use the Purina Mills product. www.purinamills.com, but Nutrina www.nutrina.com/ makes a very good product as well. Both sites have dealer locations on them, so I would start there.


On a side note: Yes quail will eat almost anything, but just because an animal eats something...doesn't mean that it is good for them!!!!

post #6 of 118
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Originally Posted by model_A_tractor 

for our quail we were looking for "GBS" (Game Bird Starter). this should have 28-30% protein.

normal chicken grower has ~20%

chicken layer feed, while great for chickens, has even less ~16% protein.

regarding the quail, I have read and I was told to try to find Purina GBS 30%, if could not find that, FRM (Flint River Mills) makes a 28% GBS, I am using the FRM GBS 28%.

Dumors also makes a chick starter for geese, turkeys, chukars, pheasants, etc. it is 24%- I use this for our younger chickens. but have heard it is acceptable for quail if you cannot find the GBS.

You are looking for the higher grade/higher protein content, get the most bang for your buck. read the labels just like you would your own food.

best of luck!


The Durmor 24% protein feed that TSC touts as chicken/game bird feed, is nothing more than 24% protein CHICKEN FEED!
Yes...your game birds can live on it, but they may not thrive!

post #7 of 118
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Originally Posted by joe125 

Nutrina www.nutrina.com/ makes a very good product as well.


Joe, just to let you know, this link takes you to a protein supplement for humans.  The site you meant to quote is www.nutrena.com

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Enjoying my 10-acres in the country with 50+ chickens, turkeys and muscovy ducks!  Blog is here.

 

Read about my fox attack here

A fox attack survival story

My hoop house

Should I add supplemental heat?

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post #8 of 118
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Originally Posted by HEChicken 
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe125 

Nutrina www.nutrina.com/ makes a very good product as well.


Joe, just to let you know, this link takes you to a protein supplement for humans.  The site you meant to quote is www.nutrena.com


Thanks my friend!

I'll research the link again.

post #9 of 118

I use non medicated chick starter. have had good results cool

post #10 of 118

http://www.nutrenaworld.com/nutrena/index.jsp

That
should be it. Fine game bird feed. I just can't get it around here.

Thanks HEChicken for the heads-up smile

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