How do you mix essential oils in Quail Feed?

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  1. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone mixed essential oils in their chicken/ quail food ? If you have how did you do it? Do you just pour it in the feed and mix? Do yo use a carrier oil?
     
  2. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious for what purpose? I've never heard of anyone (let alone quail) consuming/eating essential oils.
     
  3. ScoutEsterhazy

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    Why would you do this?

    But I I did do it I would mist it onto their food or mix it with their water.
     
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  4. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking at a few scientific studies on egg production and body weight using essential oils in Japanese Coturnix Quail. The articles explain what they did in the study, however I was just wondering if anyone has tried this or know how to do this in a non laboratory setting. The study actually says that they mixed the EOM (essential oil mixture) with zeolite but it doesn't say how they did it. There is more info in the article that is very interesting especially when you look at other sources and get similar results.

    Research Article
    Effects of Herbal Essential Oil Mixture as a Dietary Supplement on Egg Production in Quail

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2014/573470/



    Table 1: Ingredient and chemical composition of the basal experimental layer quail diet (as fed).
    Ingredient, %
    Corn 52.76
    Soybean meal (%44 CP) 25.78
    Full fat soybean 8.00
    Sunflower oil 2.47
    Ground limestone 8.29
    Dicalcium phosphate 1.29
    Vitamin-mineral premix* 0.25
    DL-methionine 0.71
    Lysine 0.10
    Salt 0.25
    Sawdust** 0.10
    Total 100.00
    Calculated composition, %
    Dry matter 89.42
    Crude protein 19.00
    Crude fiber 2.77
    Crude ash 12.94
    Ether extract 6.02
    Met + Cys 0.75
    Lysine 1.14
    Calcium 3.50
    ME, kcal/kg 2900
    Total phosphorus 0.55
    Available phosphorus 0.41
    Supplied per kg of diet: vitamin A 12 000 IU; vitamin D3 3 000 IU; vitamin E 30 mg; vitamin K3 5 mg; vitamin B1, 3 mg; vitamin B2 12 mg; vitamin B6 4 mg; vitamin B12 0.03 mg; nicotine amid 55 mg; calcium-D-pantothenate 15 mg; folic acid 2 mg; D-biotin 0.250 mg; choline chloride 600 mg; Mn 80 mg; Fe 40 mg; Zn 60 mg; Cu 5 mg; I 0.4 mg; Co 0.1 mg; Se 0.15 mg. **Sawdust was substituted by antibiotic or essential oil mixture preparations.


    Table 2: The effect of the dietary inclusion of essential oil mixture or an antibiotic on egg production, feed conversion ratio, and feed intake of quail.
    Parameter Control EOM ANT (avilamycin) Pooled SEM
    Egg production, % 86.52b 89.44a 88.34a 0.43 0.0010
    Egg weight, g 11.80 11.69 11.77 0.52 0.2685
    Feed intake, g/quail 29.24 29.14 29.13 0.17 0.8900
    Feed conversion ratio, g fed/g egg 2.88a 2.81b 2.81b 0.02 0.0544
    Means within row with no common superscripts differ significantly ().
    SEM: standard error of the mean.​






    Table 3: The effect of the dietary inclusion of essential oil mixture or an antibiotic on body weight, Haugh unit, egg yolk color, egg yolk weight, shell weight, and albumen index.
    Parameter Control EOM ANT (avilamycin) Pooled SEM
    Haugh unit 83.87 84.04 84.47 0.481 0.6636
    Shell thickness, mm 0.211 0.208 0.206 0.011 0.0812
    Shell weight, g 0.971 0.969 0.995 0.010 0.1185
    Egg yolk color 7.64 7.62 7.67 0.154 0.9820
    Egg yolk weight, g 3.65 3.59 3.68 0.032 0.1252
    Albumen index 8.85 8.82 8.60 0.198 0.6395
    Yolk index 46.19b 47.66a 46.32b 0.367 0.0084
    Initial body weight, g 229.25 233.69 232.24 2.65 0.4853
    Final body weight, g 242.59 242.02 243.11 3.35 0.9748
    Means within row with no common superscripts differ significantly ().
    SEM: Standard error of the mean.​
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  5. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking at a few scientific studies on egg production and body weight using essential oils in Japanese Coturnix Quail. The articles explain what they did in the study, however I was just wondering if anyone has tried this or know how to do this in a non laboratory setting. The study actually says that they mixed the EOM (essential oil mixture) with zeolite but it doesn't say how they did it. There is more info in the article that is very interesting especially when you look at other sources and get similar results.

    Research Article

    Effects of Herbal Essential Oil Mixture as a Dietary Supplement on Egg Production in Quail

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2014/573470/



    Table 1: Ingredient and chemical composition of the basal experimental layer quail diet (as fed).
    Ingredient, %
    Corn 52.76
    Soybean meal (%44 CP) 25.78
    Full fat soybean 8.00
    Sunflower oil 2.47
    Ground limestone 8.29
    Dicalcium phosphate 1.29
    Vitamin-mineral premix* 0.25
    DL-methionine 0.71
    Lysine 0.10
    Salt 0.25
    Sawdust** 0.10
    Total 100.00
    Calculated composition, %
    Dry matter 89.42
    Crude protein 19.00
    Crude fiber 2.77
    Crude ash 12.94
    Ether extract 6.02
    Met + Cys 0.75
    Lysine 1.14
    Calcium 3.50
    ME, kcal/kg 2900
    Total phosphorus 0.55
    Available phosphorus 0.41
    Supplied per kg of diet: vitamin A 12 000 IU; vitamin D3 3 000 IU; vitamin E 30 mg; vitamin K3 5 mg; vitamin B1, 3 mg; vitamin B2 12 mg; vitamin B6 4 mg; vitamin B12 0.03 mg; nicotine amid 55 mg; calcium-D-pantothenate 15 mg; folic acid 2 mg; D-biotin 0.250 mg; choline chloride 600 mg; Mn 80 mg; Fe 40 mg; Zn 60 mg; Cu 5 mg; I 0.4 mg; Co 0.1 mg; Se 0.15 mg. **Sawdust was substituted by antibiotic or essential oil mixture preparations.


    Table 2: The effect of the dietary inclusion of essential oil mixture or an antibiotic on egg production, feed conversion ratio, and feed intake of quail.
    Parameter Control EOM ANT (avilamycin) Pooled SEM
    Egg production, % 86.52b 89.44a 88.34a 0.43 0.0010
    Egg weight, g 11.80 11.69 11.77 0.52 0.2685
    Feed intake, g/quail 29.24 29.14 29.13 0.17 0.8900
    Feed conversion ratio, g fed/g egg 2.88a 2.81b 2.81b 0.02 0.0544
    Means within row with no common superscripts differ significantly ().
    SEM: standard error of the mean.






    Table 3: The effect of the dietary inclusion of essential oil mixture or an antibiotic on body weight, Haugh unit, egg yolk color, egg yolk weight, shell weight, and albumen index.
    Parameter Control EOM ANT (avilamycin) Pooled SEM
    Haugh unit 83.87 84.04 84.47 0.481 0.6636
    Shell thickness, mm 0.211 0.208 0.206 0.011 0.0812
    Shell weight, g 0.971 0.969 0.995 0.010 0.1185
    Egg yolk color 7.64 7.62 7.67 0.154 0.9820
    Egg yolk weight, g 3.65 3.59 3.68 0.032 0.1252
    Albumen index 8.85 8.82 8.60 0.198 0.6395
    Yolk index 46.19b 47.66a 46.32b 0.367 0.0084
    Initial body weight, g 229.25 233.69 232.24 2.65 0.4853
    Final body weight, g 242.59 242.02 243.11 3.35 0.9748
    Means within row with no common superscripts differ significantly ().
    SEM: Standard error of the mean.
     

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