Button Quail feed?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bryam, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can button quail eat 16 percent chick growing? I was going to grind it up, should I add some fish food shrimp or spinach and kelp pellets to increase the protien? The fish food has 30 percent protien. I was also going to add crushed oyster shells.

    Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
     
  2. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We add cat food for protein. I never thought of fish food.
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I add dog food?
     
  4. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant see why not. When we bought our buttons the seller told us they need more protein than layer food so to add cat food. If you are going to give meal worms you most likely dont need to anything.
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    At the point that you've gone out of your way to obtain an exotic species from halfway around the world you should go out of your way to feed them properly. Button chicks should be getting 30% protein Game bird food. Adult buttons 20-24% gamebird food. If that isn't available then turkey starters work just fine and they are 26-28% protein. Cat food is over 40% protein and way high in fat compared to what quail normally consume.
     
  6. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with DC. Cat fod is way high in fat and other added things that you really dont want to feed to you quail. Fish food is for fish not birds. The turkey or gamebird is fine as is meatbird which is high protein chicken fed for eating birds.
     
  7. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I will try to get Turkey starter food!

    Thanks for the info!
     
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