How much do quail eat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DUCKGIRL89, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much would a pair of quail eat? (bobwhites)
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I have five coturnix. They are around 8 weeks old. I still have half a 40 lb bag of food even though I've used more of it on molting chickens and as chick starter for my chickens then I've fed to the quail. So not much. [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    A pair of Bobs would probably only eat a small handful of food a day. Very little.
     
  4. fowlman33

    fowlman33 Out Of The Brooder

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    "80" on the other hand can tear a 50 lb bag up !!!! [​IMG]

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  5. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think these cot chicks are eating more than my bobs
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Young quail will eat a great deal more than adult quail. And feed consumption changes with time of year, breeding or nonbreeding season, winter or summer.
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    a quail will eat as much wood as a woodchuck would eat wood if a woodchuck would eat wood...

    wait...I think I got confussed...

    they don't eat as much as they spill [​IMG]
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they don't EAT much at all...On THE OTHER HAND...they spill /dump/kick out waaaaaaay TOO MUCH! oh welllll....[​IMG]
     
  9. jm8004

    jm8004 New Egg

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    9 Coturnix and they eat about 2 quarts every 3-4 days.
     
  10. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coturnix do eat alot more than Bobs, just like Rock X Cornish Chickens, anything that matures in half the time i.e. 6-8 weeks for Coturnix is going to go thru alot of feed. Yes they are pigs but you can change their type of feeder to mostly eliminate most of the waste. They are Eatin-Poopin machines...... [​IMG]
     

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