Its Saturday. Im out of food. What can I feed till Monday. Quail..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sunny the Hippie Chick, May 2, 2009.

  1. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Well I put the rest of my food in their dishes.. By morning they will most likely be out.. The feed store isnt open till monday.. Im short on cash so I dont want to have to buy just regular bird seed at the store.. Right now at the house I have dog food.. And I know that some people grind up cat food to feed to button quail.. Would it be bad to grind up some dog food just to tide them over.. And to feed them lettuce and apples..

    Any suggestions..

    Thank you for your help..
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sounds fine to me. It's high in protein. If it's a cheap dog food, it'll be high in grain content, too.
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    The dog food will work in a pinch but they need some higher protein... if you have eggs, scramble or hard boil them and give those.. that will give them some more protein.
    They like veggies , etc too... I think a combo of all that will get them through to Monday fine.


    Nancy
     
  4. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    I have western family (cheap) kibbles and bones.. The dog food has 21% Protien..

    I already have some boiled eggs in the fridge.. I guess they are going to be some very spoiled Button Quail tommarrow.. At least until Monday morning...

    Thank you guys.. This is the reason I love BYC...

    Edited to add.. Should I also feed them just a tiny bit of wheat bread.. Or is that a no no with quail..
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2009

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