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japanese quail food consumption - check my math please

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

  1. oskizzle

    oskizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    Could someone verify that my logic and math here are correct? The final amount of food cost for the last 6 weeks of a Japanese quail seems way too low...

    Info:
    quail were fed Starter Feed for first 10 weeks
    1 pound = 453 grams
    Assume quail eat 18 g per day (high side of average that I've found), plus 5 g of waste per day
    Food - Grower feed, 50 lb bag, $14.49, so $.29/lb.


    Age 10 – 16 weeks
    Per Day 23 g
    Per Week 161 g
    Total Amount 966 g (2.13 lbs)
    Total Cost $.62


    Is that math right? $.62 cents in feed per quail for 6 weeks?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    MAY BE CORRECT BUT MOST DONT HARVEST UNTIL 8 WKS OR LATER, AND THEY WILL WASTE $10.69 OF FEED PER WEEK/ BIRD [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats An Awful Cheap Price For Feed... Is That Gamebird Starter?
     
  4. dragontamer56

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    that is how much feed is here in Montana. I have found it doesn't matter what you get it's all around $14-$15 per 50lb. bag.
     
  5. oskizzle

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    Yes, I called two local places that sell feed and this was their price for game bird starter 24% feed.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:GAME BIRD STARTER IS NOT 24%
     
  7. oskizzle

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    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Tsc Is As Bad As Most Politicians... They're Trying To Sell You Chicken Starter.....

    Imho Chicken Starter That I Wouldnt Even Feed To My Chickens.
     
  9. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, never trust someone who is trying to sell you something. That is not game bird starter, that is CHICKEN starter. That is good chicken feed, but isn't adequate game bird feed. TSC will tell you it is good for Quail, Chickens, Turkey, Pheasants, Guineas, ext. Heck, they might even throw in that you can give it to cats. Do yourself a favor and don't listen to advice given to you by someone from a feed store that wants to sell you something. Find a real game bird feed and you're good to go. [​IMG]
     
  10. oskizzle

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    Two things:

    1. Can either of you provide any options as to what you consider a product that should be used?

    2. Do you have any constructive feedback in regards to the original topic for which the thread was started, whether or not my math is correct. I just needed a sanity check, seems quite low to me.
     

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