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Feed for pet quail

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Do pet quail over the age of 6 weeks still need game bird feed? I am asuming they would be females since they don't crow. But since they might like males any way would they do ok on some thing else?

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the ideal for layers is 20%

 

what most people do is have a game chick crumb and layers mash mix

 

so they get the best of both worlds

 

for example

 

a chick crumb at 30% and a layers mash at 16%

 

will give 23% over all and have all the things a laying quail needs

 

 

 

 

the way you work this out for anyone that is unsure is add both percentages and divide by 2

 

if you mix 3 different feeds for example the add all 3 and divide by 3

 

example

 

22% Crumbs 16% layers and 8% Seeds

 

22 + 16 + 8 = 46

 

46 / 3 = 15.3%

 

not enough protein then


Edited by Habibs Hens - 6/28/13 at 1:37pm

5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

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5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

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