Is this a good feed for quail?...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jm93030, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found out that the comany I get the feed from is making this feed for quail, I was wondering if is good enough since is 20 % protein...what do you think?


    KING BRAND
    NATURAL QUAIL LAYER CRUMBLES
    WITH ADDED VITAMINS & MINERALS
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    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
    Crude Protein, not less than..........………………………….................20.0%
    Crude Fat, not less than................................………………………...…5.5%
    Crude Fiber, not more than......................…………………..……..........6.0%
    Calcium, not less than................………………………………..…..........2.2%
    Calcium, not more than.............................………………………….........2.8%
    Phosphorus, not less than...........................…………….…………........1.0%
    Sodium, not more than..............................…………………….…..........0.3%
    Lysine, not less than..……………………………..……….………...….. 0.9%
    Methionine & Cystine, not less than…………………………...….......0.7%
    Zinc, not less than..........................…………………..……………..135 PPM
    Added Selenium, not less than.............…………………..…….....0.25 PPM
    Vitamin A, not less than................…………………....…………4000 IU/LB
    Vitamin D, not less than………………………………..…………1500 IU/LB
    Vitamin E, not less than.....………......………………….……….…15 IU/LB
    Metabolizable Energy, not less than......……..……….......1260 KCAL/LB
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    INGREDIENTS
    Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Ground Yellow Corn, Dehulled Soybean Meal,
    Rice Bran, Ground Lima Beans, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium & Dicalcium
    Phosphate, Salt, l-Lysine Hydrochloride, Zinc Methionine Complex, d,l –Methionine,
    Hydrated Calcium-Sodium Aluminosilicate, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Selenium Yeast,
    Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin Preservative (Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary
    Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lecithin), Choline Chloride, Vitamin A
    Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Menadione Sodium
    Bisulfite, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride,
    Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12 Supplement,
    Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Chloride,
    Ethylene Diamine Dihydroiodide, Sodium Selenite.
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    FEEDING DIRECTIONS
    1. Feed Quail Layer Crumbles as the sole ration to laying quail on a free-choice basis.
    2. Store Quail Crumbles in a cool, dry area. Never feed moldy or insect-infested feeds.
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    KING MEANS QUALITY
    Manufactured By
    L. A. HEARNE COMPANY- KING CITY, CA. 93930
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Too Low For Me
     
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't feed it unless I had to. By natural I assume this is an organic feed? If it is, it isn't worth a penny to me. It is worse quality feed for a higher price. Doesn't fit in to my logic. I don't see any animal protein, Most feeds will have it. This is part of why think it is organic. This will not work as starter, for one it is layer pellets and it is too low in protein for me. Some people will try to sell you Dumor, purina stater, or flockraiser. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Purina make Dumor for TSC?
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:the stuff in bold you gotta look at, everything else is fine, but you want that protien up at least 24%
     
  5. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:X2..................30% Starter for the first 6-8 wks........................26% Finisher from then on out until laying season, then I mix the two to boost the ladies' output.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine Do Best For Me Here On Strait 30% From Hatch To Dispatch
     
  7. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    I'm with JJ and Randall!
    Here is a typical PM Feed tag for product #5419
    I feed this from hatch to dispatch with coturnix quail. I don't know jack about pheasants, bobs, or Zambian Gutter snipes. It serves me well!

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  8. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is GBS too low in calcium for layers that you aren't going to dispatch? If I keep the females for egg production, would you suggest switching them to layer or keeping them on GBS still?

    Totally separate question: I can only get medicated Gamebird Startena but I can get unmedicated Gamebird Layena. Does the medication change your answer for the first question above?
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quail Will Do Fine With Gbs... They Arent Like Chicens In That They Are Quite Accomplished In Absorbing And Using Many Elements And Nutrients (such As Calcium) From Their Diet. Strait Gbs And No Calcium Suppliments Will Get You The Same Things As Any Other Feed Or Combination= Eggs, Normal Healthy, Viable Eggs
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    GIVEN YOUR QUANDRY OF MEDICATED VS NON MEDICATED... THATS A PERSONAL ISSUE. THERE ARE FOLKS HERE WHO ROUTINELY FEED MEDICATED GBS LIFE LONG WITH NO ISSUES AND OTHERS WHO WOULD FAINT AT THE IDEA OF THE ANIMALS GETTING ANY CHEMICALS WHATSOEVER... SO IT KINDA RUNS THE GAMBIT ON THAT 1 [​IMG]
     

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