Feed for pet quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by veggiecanner, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2013
    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?
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    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


    22% Crumbs 16% layers and 8% Seeds

    22 + 16 + 8 = 46

    46 / 3 = 15.3%

    not enough protein then
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013

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