Coturnix Quail Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chloe+chickens=LOVE, Apr 27, 2019.

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    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    Hi! This week I was interested in getting a few coturnix quail chicks but I have a few questions about them. 1. Can they eat chicken feed or turkey feed when they get older? 2. Can they be raised with chicks? Thank you in advance!
     
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    CoturnixComplex Crowing

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    Chicken feed no, turkey feed maybe. You want a feed that's 1. Formulated for gamebird types (ducks, turkeys, quail, etc) and 2. Has a minimum of about 24-25% protein. Find both in the same feed and you're golden.
     
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    CoturnixComplex Crowing

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    And probably not; they are so much smaller than the chicks they will get trampled. Also, chickens carry diseases they can pass to quail and kill them without being symptomatic themselves.
     
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