Is it ok?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailboy 73, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. quailboy 73

    quailboy 73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to feed quail day old bread? like ends of a loaf of regular bread:/
     
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    It really won't have any nutritional value for them, but a little shouldn't hurt them. That's not all you're feeding them, though, right??
     
  3. quailboy 73

    quailboy 73 Out Of The Brooder

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    O no!I have them on Southern state wild bird feedie
     
  4. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, as a treat, but not for feed.

    My birds get treats once a week....
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WILD BIRD FEED OR GAMEBIRD FEED?
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    That's what I was wondering...Quail need a gamebird starter of 28%-30% unmedicated for optimum growth and wellbeing.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Will not hurt them, but keep gamebird feed in front of them 24/7. Could help by giving them something to do rather than pecking on each other,
     
  8. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my valley quail bread crumbles every once in a while.
     
  9. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail loke the veggie mix I give the parrots every morning. They are learning that fruit is yummy, too. lol
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is how I see it, and I could always be totally wrong, but for any species of quail....20%-30% protein game bird feed=GOOD! Optimal IMHO
    16-24% protein chicken feed=OK. Marginal IMHO

    White/wheat/ any over processed grains and anything called bread/pasta/brand muffins= EVIL!!!
    If you can't find or afford 35 cent a pound Game bird feed, or high protein chicken feed, then please don't try to make game bird feed out of stale bread,cat food and meal worms. All of those are way more expensive than a good quality bird feed.

    Please repeat after me...White bread+any animal=PURE EVIL! It's not even good for humans!
     

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