Mom of 8 ready to fill empty coop!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MissB123, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. MissB123

    MissB123 New Egg

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    Thank you for reading this! I'm researching quail and converting my raised chicken coop into possibly a
    quail coop. Apparently, some quail don't roost, from what I understand.

    I live in the SF Bay Area suburbs and have had chickens for more than 10 years. Although I loved them,
    I have decided to move on to something a bit more specialized.

    First of all, I understand that it is difficult to find the 24% chick starter. Would ground turkey added be edible to chicks
    (along with their feed)?
    It's my understanding that turkey meat contains tryptophan which humans (Do quail??) convert biologically into the
    B vitamin spectrum.

    Does anyone feed their adult quail crickets?

    News on who sells quality quail pullets in the East Bay Area of SF would be great!

    Love your chickies!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I've hatched and raised cortunix before but they didn't roost. I believe game bird feed is higher in protein could you get a grower feed in that and blitz it up for the quail if your looking for 24%? Drop by the quail section for all expert advice on quail https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck in your new venture!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    Good luck with your plans for quail.

    Yorkshire coop has given you the link on quail forums and likely you will get experienced information there.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome![​IMG]

    I've never kept quail unfortunately, so can't answer your questions. It sounds like Yorkshire Coop's given you some good advice, though! Good luck with any future quail. They've always seemed to be delightful little birds.[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome! So glad you joined us! i have never raised quail, so won't be of much help. Definitely check out the link to the quail section that Yorkshire coop posted.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Seems like getting quail is becoming quite a trend. I've noted from new members that in some areas that prohibit chickens, quail are allowed., and also guineas. Welcome to BYC
     

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