1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Feeding quails that are producing eggs.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jackyboy, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    32
    Jan 27, 2013
    Hi,

    What pellet types do I need for quails of more than 6weeks old bearing in mind that all are females which will eventually lay eggs.

    Is it ok if I go bio and feed them with vegetables only ?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  2. MrBobWhite

    MrBobWhite Out Of The Brooder

    45
    3
    26
    Feb 2, 2013
    paoli, indiana
    You need protein in their diets so go to your local feed store and purchase a good game bird grower & feed veg also. When time comes for egg laying depending on what species you have you should purchase a good game bird layer formula.
     
  3. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    32
    Jan 27, 2013
    Thanks for the feedback. Can I feed them with crush maize?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  4. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    32
    Jan 27, 2013
    Another question. How much does a mature coturnix eat a day?
     
  5. MrBobWhite

    MrBobWhite Out Of The Brooder

    45
    3
    26
    Feb 2, 2013
    paoli, indiana
    Yeah some people mix crushed maize with oats and add a bag of insectile mix and their happy campers.
     
  6. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    32
    Jan 27, 2013
    Thanks.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    31,913
    4,429
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Make sure to always offer crushed oyster shell on the side for the layers in case they need more calcium for hard shelled eggs.
     
  8. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    32
    Jan 27, 2013
    Thanks for the tip. Oyster shell is not readily availaible on the shelf here. I have can procure myself a lot of coral sand which I presume is a good replacement.
     
  9. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Eggshell is also a good replacement, any eggshell be it Quail eggshell, Chicken eggshell, or even Ostrich eggshell.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    31,913
    4,429
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Coral calcium works just as well as oyster shell. :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by