finishing feed

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TexasChris, May 10, 2011.

  1. TexasChris

    TexasChris Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone feed there quail anything different before they are processed if so what and for how long my quail are 5 weeks today and i just penned off the extra roos and my mouth is starting to water i can almost taste them!
    any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Gamebird starter "from hatch to dispatch" as some would say [​IMG]
     
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  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep Start With Gbs, Finish With Gbs, And Maintain With Gbs...
     
  4. TexasChris

    TexasChris Out Of The Brooder

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    ok seems unanamous guess ill stick with the GBS then!
    Thanks
    Chris
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You can lower protein as the birds are of breeding age. GBS is great for hatch to 6-7 weeks. I then add finch seeds and continue with calcium carbonate (oyster shell). Non breeding birds can even be fed 50% non medicated gamebird maintenance or non medicated chicken layer crumbles, and 50% finch seed. My birds are laying a lot more on Gamebird maintenance to be honest mixed with finch seed and calcium carbonate.
     
  6. kerry 2138

    kerry 2138 Out Of The Brooder

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    After 8wks you can mix 50% scratch with the feed. adding a little more each day till you reach 50% if they have grit available
     

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