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jimmyl

Hatching
9 Years
Jan 2, 2011
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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.
 

Robo

Songster
9 Years
Jul 15, 2010
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Knoxville,TN
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.
 

joe125

Songster
9 Years
Sep 20, 2010
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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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