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What is the best Quail food?

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What is the best coturnix quail starter? What is the best quail normal food?

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i use, and forever will use this:

Purina Gamebird Startena

i feed this from birth to death, its IMO the best quail feed around. there is a vendor locator and a product sheet on that site

 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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Originally Posted by Mibotsu 

i use, and forever will use this:

Purina Gamebird Startena

i feed this from birth to death, its IMO the best quail feed around. there is a vendor locator and a product sheet on that site


I don't suppose that Purina exports their products internationally do they? sad I couldn't see anything on their website that would suggest they would serve the UK.

Japanese quail in the pic is Nightingale, one of the two quail at my college (named Sparrow and Nightingale )
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Japanese quail in the pic is Nightingale, one of the two quail at my college (named Sparrow and Nightingale )
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When you say start to death, does that include birds you keep solely for eggs, or just meat birds that would be killed at aronud 9 weeks of age?

Japanese quail in the pic is Nightingale, one of the two quail at my college (named Sparrow and Nightingale )
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Japanese quail in the pic is Nightingale, one of the two quail at my college (named Sparrow and Nightingale )
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Originally Posted by animal8 

When you say start to death, does that include birds you keep solely for eggs, or just meat birds that would be killed at aronud 9 weeks of age?


EVERYTHING....i would use this for a 2yr old bird if i had one.

in my mind, its the BEST GBS you can buy(opinion!!!)

and about shipping internationally, i'm sorry but i have no idea, we have a few members from england around here, i'd try and shoutout to them on the quail forums ask them what they use.

 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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For biddies I use Purina Gamebird Starter unmedicated ground up and for adults I feed the same stuff but I add finch seed and oyster shells for a more complete diet as well as mealworms.

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.

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Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.

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Thanks, I think I'm going to use the purina game bird startena because they sell it locally at the feed store next to my house.

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Originally Posted by Quailer21 

Thanks, I think I'm going to use the purina game bird startena because they sell it locally at the feed store next to my house.


lucky as hell! gj

 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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post #9 of 10

The feed store doesn't carry startena, but it has a "house brand" from a mill about 45 miles away that runs identical stats, so I use that, with some occasional treats of eggs, moths, crickets and hornworms (mine are in the garden, and any stray bad bug is given to them for "recycling").

Should not be taken seriously in large doses, use as directed.
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Should not be taken seriously in large doses, use as directed.
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Is there any where in Canada or b.c. That I can get this purina stuff
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