Experience with California Quails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CharlesQuail, May 7, 2016.

  1. CharlesQuail

    CharlesQuail New Egg

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    We are breeding California quail now. But the hatching rate is very low. Sometimes as low as 20%. And the chicks are easily to die. Has anybody here got the experience of hatching and raising California quails? We can share our experiences.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding them?How do you set them up for breeding?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. CharlesQuail

    CharlesQuail New Egg

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    I feed them Purina feeds. I breed them with a separate brooder from Japanese quails.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Purina feeds what?They need a gamebird feed.Are their cages side by side with no sight barrier?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. CharlesQuail

    CharlesQuail New Egg

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    Yes, Purina game bird feed.I put a barrier between their cages.
     
  6. CharlesQuail

    CharlesQuail New Egg

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    The problem is, the young ones die. Many of them seem not to be able to poo.
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Again what are you feeding them?What are you using for bedding?Your really not giving any info.just why are they dieing?Help us help you here.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  8. paneubert

    paneubert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He said "Yes, Purina game bird feed".

    Which would to me mean "Gamebird & Turkey Startena"

    http://www.purinamills.com/chicken-feed/products/gamebird-turkey-startena/


    But I guess it could be the layena or flight conditioning or "breeder" or finisher or maintenance varieties.....who knew there were so many.
     
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