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A Few Days to Hatch, and Still Nothing to Feed Them!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Orange Ribbon, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got back from Tractor Supply. The game bird seed they ordered came in and I went to check it out. It is only 16% protein. I don't have a clue what to do. I asked them about turkey starter, but no one is there who can tell me anything. Have to call them tomorrow. I even talked to Big Spring Mill that Quail Lady had found for me and they don't carry anything for game birds either.

    I can't find anyone who even has quail other than I heard there is a guy about an hour away who has some. But nobody knows his name, nor exactly where he lives. I don't have a clue what to do now. Poor things are going to hatch in the next few days if any make it, and I can't even feed them what they need. This is really getting me down. [​IMG]
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    There has to be a chick start of 20% or higher. TSC has Dumor for meat birds and that is 24% protein. You can always add protein to the diet.
     
  3. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Quail Lady,

    Thanks for the shout. They do have some chick starter feed at 20%, but that is the highest thing they have in protein in stock. So, what would be good to add to the feed to bring up the percentage of protein, and how do I figure how much of it to add?

    Thanks again!
    Jeff
     
  4. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Welcome to the aggravating world of TSC, They are a Purina GBS (30%) dealer but will not carry it or order it along with alot of other items, My continueing TSC RANT........[​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I would give them hard boiled egg with the food as a source. Soybean meal mixed in the food could work too. fishmeal, hmmm someone help! LOL I feel like I am on the spot here hahaha.
     
  6. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just go get a bag of cheap 30% cat food and grind it up and mix 1/2 and 1/2 with some chick starter. I have done it and had no ill affects from it.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:OH NO HE DIDNT JUST TYPE THAT DID HE?? [​IMG]
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meal worms [​IMG]
     
  9. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone every tried cooked dry beans?
    My other birds love them! Especially Lima beans .
     
  10. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll take all I can get!

    JJMR794, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND TO ADD TO THE FEED? NOT YELLING, JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT SO YOU CAN SEE IT BETTER! [​IMG]
     

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