feed for quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SuseyQ, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. SuseyQ

    SuseyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever heard of anyone using a grain-free, soy-free feed (could be homemade), successfully with quail?

    Thank You,
    SuseyQ
     
  2. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soy free yes, grain free, no. You're way overthinking this.
     
  3. SuseyQ

    SuseyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Em Ty,
    Not overthinking, just a bit concerned that I may become allergic to the eggs as I'm grain-free d/t extensive allergies. :) I think I'll just try to stick with soy and corn free as well as organic/non GMO. At least that is my present thought unless it's way too costly and I can't find anything in my area. Shipping a bag costs about as much as the feed itself or sometimes more than the feed so this doesn't seem like a viable option.

    I did purchase my incubators. About 3 1/2 to 4 weeks until the eggs arrive. I opted to go with JMF Pharaoh's. I'm really excited!

    SuseyQ
     
  4. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get non GMO & soy free, great. If not, try for non-GMO and see how that goes.

    I know it takes a lot longer and a lot more effort, but it's amazing to see them hatch and they're the cutest things you'll ever see when they're less than a week old. Good luck with everything.

    It looks like I've got baby rabbits coming tonight. I'm pretty excited, even though they're pretty ugly until they get older. I can only hope that they get their mother's disposition. She's the sweetest. I'm going to be crying in 10-12 weeks.
     
  5. SuseyQ

    SuseyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EmTy,
    There are options out there, but shipping costs make them almost ridiculous and I'm surely not going to try to make my own at this point. What takes a lot longer and a lot more effort?

    Are these your first rabbits? That's going to be my next venture. I think rabbits should be easier than quails, but I could be wrong. I heard breeding them could get tricky. What type of rabbits are you raising? I haven't decided on a rabbit breed yet, but that's my next adventure. It might not happen this year, but soon.

    Hope all works out well for you,
    SuseyQ
     

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