Help with rescued quail!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Justanother Brooke, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor's cat and dog went after a nest of newly hatched quail, and killed the parents and most of the chicks. She rescued two and called me to take them, since we have chickens. I have them in a brooder under a heat lamp with water and finely ground all purpose poultry food. It may be a few days before I can get game food, so what can I give them? They seem to be drinking and pecking at the food, and they are pooping. Help, and thank you!
     
  2. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? Thank you!
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard boiled chicken eggs are a great starter feed for quail. Better than the poultry feed, but it needs to be removed every few hours as it spoils quickly, so make small batches.
     
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