Feeding Quail Pecans

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kingfisherjr, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. kingfisherjr

    kingfisherjr In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Has anyone here ever fed their quail pecans, mainly green pecans? I have an excess amount of green pecans in my trees and I'm sure that my birds could eat them was just wondering about how small I should grind them up or if I need to wait until they drop from the trees before trying to feed them. Also I am curious as to what other people who have a large amount of birds feed them. I have about 80 grown birds all the time and around the same amount of chicks, I raise them for meat. My grown birds go through 20+ lbs of food a day.. How could a normal person afford to feed that many birds if paying around $13 a bag for feed? I assume people buy in bulk or something. My family and friends are all farmers so I feed my birds milo which I get in bulk straight from the fields and mix it 50/50 with high protein game bird feed. Was just curious in case I run out of feed before the next harvest. Thanks for any info.
  2. thinkloically

    thinkloically In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2013
    I've tried- some quail like it, some don't. They're picky eaters. My quail LOVE to eat grass more than anything.

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