Is 5 pounds feed enough?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Birdman18, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to order the gamebird starter for the chicks and don't know if 5 pounds of feed would be enough?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chicks?

    David
     
  3. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 3 bobwhite quail chicks now but more will probably hatch. If i get around 10 chicks at the most would 5 pounds be ok?

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  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I try to have about a lb a bird as chicks. its a good average
     
  5. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 lbs would last you a while even at 10 chicks. You don't want to buy a 50 lb bag for that many.

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  6. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,
    Oh ok I'll just order 5 pounds then. As the chicks grow I'm sure they'll eat more feed per bird.

    Thanks so much!!
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I add on to this. When my cats were on speial food, I would order 40# bags and freeze it in 5# Zilock bags.

    Can you do this with gamebird starter? Freezing does keep the food fresh, but the real question is will the birds eat it? Anyone tried this.

    I'm not sure why I'm asking I'll be using about 50# a week soon, but still it might be useful information for others and Birdman when his quail are a bit older.
     
  8. catsmithpuddin

    catsmithpuddin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question Bcup. I would like to know the answer to that also.
     
  9. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I just add a question that may be helpful to the person ordering the starter?

    I bought some gamebird starter yesterday for my turkeys. After I got home I noticed it said "Not for quail." It is the only gamebird starter sold in this neck of the woods. Why can't it be fed to quail? Does it have something to do with the medication added for turkey poults? If that is the case, what should I buy as a quail starter when I beginning raising quail?
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It has medicine that is not approved for quail by the fda I am sure about the medicine just not about which agency
     

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