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Discussion in 'Quail' started by DUCKGIRL89, Dec 19, 2011.
How much would a pair of quail eat? (bobwhites)
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.
A pair of Bobs would probably only eat a small handful of food a day. Very little.
"80" on the other hand can tear a 50 lb bag up !!!!
I think these cot chicks are eating more than my bobs
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.
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
they don't EAT much at all...On THE OTHER HAND...they spill /dump/kick out waaaaaaay TOO MUCH! oh welllll....
9 Coturnix and they eat about 2 quarts every 3-4 days.
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......