How do you teach quail chicks to eat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bietsch624, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I saw on here somewhere how to teach the newly hatched chicks to eat, but I can't find it..
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sprinkle the food on something shiny like a little square of aluminum foil, and "peck" at it with your finger or a pencil or pen. They'll get the idea pretty quickly.
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sprinkle feed on the floor of brooder and I even put some on on the bator floor. Then a new dime in a jar lid of feed is JJ's trick, and it works. Bill
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You have to teach them to eat? I just had to stand back and try not to get trampled! LOL
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I sprinkle food in the brooder and watch the party.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YES AND PLACE IT DIRECTLY UNDER THE HEAT SOURCE... MAKE IT THE WARMEST SPOT IN THE BROODER AND THEY WILL HANG OUT THERE... ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMEONE NOTICES THE "SHINEY" AND STARTS PECKING.. BEFORE YA KNOW IT HE HAS A MOUTHFUL OF FEED... 1 THING LEADS TO ANOTHER AND THE NEXT THING YA KNOW YOU WONT BE ABLE TO KEEP ENOUGH FOOD IN THERE TO SUIT THEM [​IMG]

    I ALSO SPRINKLE FOOD THROUGHOUT THE BROODER FLOOR FOR THE 1ST 3 DAYS OR SO...
     
  7. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool..definately am trying this...so far, the lone chick in the brooder is sleeping in the middle of the food!
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:PERFECT... SEE IT WORKS WONDERS!
     

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