HELP can quail chicks have regular chick crumb

Trinny

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hey basicaly I set some button quail eggs a few weeks ago and I had a busy week and completely forgot to order some quail chick crumb this is my first time with quail I just got home and relised it’s day 16 I looked in the incubator and 2 have started to hatch and I only have chick crumb for chickens will they be ok eating this for a few days is there anything I can do to make it higher in protine I do have chick vitamins that I can add to the water if this will help
 

HannaKessler

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Try posting in the quail thread. More people might know stuff there. If quail are like chickens they don't eat for 24-48 hours after hatch as they are still on their yolk. I would get quail feed ASAP but anything you can feed them is obviously better than starving them.

Is your feed medicated? That is the main concern I can think of for the very short term, that they could overdose if feed is medicated and dosed for chickens.
 

Trinny

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Nov 3, 2017
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Try posting in the quail thread. More people might know stuff there. If quail are like chickens they don't eat for 24-48 hours after hatch as they are still on their yolk. I would get quail feed ASAP but anything you can feed them is obviously better than starving them.

Is your feed medicated? That is the main concern I can think of for the very short term, that they could overdose if feed is medicated and dosed for chickens.
Thankyou I will try no it’s not medicated we are ordering some now and trying to find an alternative we can buy tomorrow
 

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