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How much would a pair of quail eat? (bobwhites)

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A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

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post #2 of 22

I have five coturnix. They are around 8 weeks old. I still have half a 40 lb bag of food even though I've used more of it on molting chickens and as chick starter for my chickens then I've fed to the quail. So not much. lol

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post #3 of 22

A pair of Bobs would probably only eat a small handful of food a day. Very little.

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Keep one eye on the past, one eye on the future and both eyes on the present. ~ a Raven ~

 

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How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

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post #4 of 22

"80" on the other hand can tear a 50 lb bag up !!!!  droolin

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post #5 of 22

I think these cot chicks are eating more than my bobs

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post #6 of 22

Young quail will eat a great deal more than adult quail. And feed consumption changes with time of year, breeding or nonbreeding season, winter or summer.

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Keep one eye on the past, one eye on the future and both eyes on the present. ~ a Raven ~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

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post #7 of 22

a quail will eat as much wood as a woodchuck would eat wood if a woodchuck would eat wood...

wait...I think I got confussed...

they don't eat as much as they spill  big_smile

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post #8 of 22

they don't EAT much at all...On THE OTHER HAND...they spill /dump/kick out waaaaaaay TOO MUCH! oh welllll....hu

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mom to 3 grown "kids". married to DH for 36 yrs. 1 dog( 1 BostonTerrier/Beagle  rescue) 1 mutt rabbit( also a rescue) ,2 rescue senior citizen Budgies ,assorted  Coturnix , and 2 ducks...so far ...LOL....
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In GOD we trust
mom to 3 grown "kids". married to DH for 36 yrs. 1 dog( 1 BostonTerrier/Beagle  rescue) 1 mutt rabbit( also a rescue) ,2 rescue senior citizen Budgies ,assorted  Coturnix , and 2 ducks...so far ...LOL....
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post #9 of 22

9 Coturnix and they eat about 2 quarts every 3-4 days.

post #10 of 22

Coturnix do eat alot more than Bobs, just like Rock X Cornish Chickens, anything that matures in half the time i.e. 6-8 weeks for Coturnix is going to go thru alot of feed. Yes they are pigs but you can change their type of feeder to mostly eliminate most of the waste.  They are Eatin-Poopin machines......  thumbsup

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