Feeding quails....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sutherland sammy, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Sutherland sammy

    Sutherland sammy In the Brooder

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    I'm a bit confused about the rate of protein I should be feeding my quails...i've read it should be high..like 22/28%...i ordered a feed on line..specifically for quails&organic...only to discover it's only 11% !!...
    Any suggestions on how to supplement or should I just get new stuff?..thanks.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    11% is way too low. Maybe you should contact the company to check it's not a typo, but that would be unusual. Growing quail will need a gamebird starter with protein around 28%. This is to support their physical growth and feather growth. They grow and feather up so fast they really do need that protein. You could possibly add cricket flour but that would be an expensive option.

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    Any ideas?
     
  3. Sutherland sammy

    Sutherland sammy In the Brooder

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    Ok..many thanks
     
  4. JoeQ

    JoeQ Chirping

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    I feed 28% turkey starter, seems to be doing great! Hope this helps!!!
     
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  5. Chasingcars

    Chasingcars Songster

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    I keep quail quite happily on chick crumb aand an organic chicken feed when growing on...they manage perfectly and I supplement with fish twice a week ..I’ve found quail food overpriced and unnecessary ....they also love a bit of scrambled egg❤️
     
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