Feed per coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bettacreek, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Just trying to do a quail budget. How much feed does it take to raise a bird to 10 weeks? How much feed does one eat per week after that? Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Send A Pm To Fitzy On This..... He's The Bean Counter Around Here. I'm Sure He Can Give You A Per Hour Charge Rate---lol.
     
  3. laputa

    laputa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 28 adult birds eat a 50 lbs bag for 20 days. Slight wastage but not much. So that is roughly 0.09 lbs per bird per day.
     
  4. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    I'm waiting for the "How do you turn 10,000 hatched egg shells into micro chips" thread.

    I'm in the same realm as laputa (which I think is a bad word in a different language [​IMG] )
    Between $2.01 and $2.50 per bird depending on feed cost, to 10 weeks but that is just the feed cost estimate. Energy, time, other expenses are not figured in. That also assumes feed costs $16/50# or less.

    I'm not a good bean counter, but that is what I figure. That is also why I don't sell live birds.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Heres The Extent Of My Bean Counting.....

    3 50lb Bags Of Startrena Every 2 Wks X 14.45 A Bag! That Covers All Gamebirds And Chicks. 2 50 Lb Bag Of Layena Layer Crumbles And 2 50 Lb Bags Of Scratch Grains Every 2 Wks At 11.78 And 8.97 (respectively)

    And That Covers The Whole Herd For 2 Wks Until I Get Paid Again And We Start The Process Over....

    Gamebirds Get Startrena And Chickens/ Turkeys/ Ducks Get A 50-50 Mix Of Scratch And Layena. This Combo Keeps Everybody Fat, Happy, Well Feathered, And Makin Eggs!
     

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