Feeding cotournix with different ages and sex


In the Brooder
Jul 20, 2021
My Cotournix flock of 23 live together in an outdoor run that is vegetation and about 500 square feet. I have senior birds, year old birds, juveniles (4 weeks) and in 3-4 weeks will add 9 chicks that just hatched yesterday. The quail are pets with the bonus of eating eggs. I am trying to figure out what to feed them. I have heard that the protein level should be based on age and if they are laying. A 50# bag lasts me about a year, and it’s hard for me to store 3 different bags for over a year; maintenance, laying, and growth.
I worry about too high of protein causing the males to fight. Currently adding the juveniles I will have 5 roosters and 19 hens. Optimally, I would like to find a non GMO feed, and the silver lining would be organic and healthy without having to supplement. I am wondering what feeds work for other people with varying ages and laying only without artificial light.

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