Discussion in 'Quail' started by jimmyl, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. jimmyl

    jimmyl Hatching

    Jan 2, 2011
    At what age do I need to start feeding coturnix quail laying mash? Thanks for all the good information that comes from the people on this site.
  2. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Well they don't eat layin mash. They need a feed formulated for game birds. Mine get game bird starter all of their lives. Feeding chicken feed isn't very good, they need more protein plus some other things.
  3. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    I'll just tell you what I feed my coturnix from hatch to dispatch.

    Purina Mills Game bird starter. 30% protein, product #5419.

    They also make a breeder formula: Product #5438, but switching up coturnix feed, may have undesired results.
    No matter what you feed them, keep it consistent. If they need extra calcium, then feed appropriately formatted oyster shell, but a coturnix hen will lay fine on any Game bird starter!

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