My birds hate me!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magikchick, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Mine don't get gamebird feed anymore, they get laying mash and they lay like crazy. A sudden change in your feed would make them stop laying until they were used to it.
  2. ken429h

    ken429h Out to Lunch

    Jul 14, 2009
    Lawrenceville, GA
    My general rule of thumb is....the more feed, no matter what the name/brand/protein content is that you get into your birds the better.
    Greens are diversions and if over fed, may cause loss of egg production. IMHO

    Just because an animal appears to love to eat something doesn't mean that it's best for them.

    I spend 2-4 hours a day cooking for 3 humans, 2 dogs, and one cat.
    Anything else will have to eat straight out of the (well) balanced bag. There are always exceptions to that rule, [​IMG]
    I'm just not pulling out a pot and boiling eggs (because they like it) mean ole ME thinks that decades of research, formulation and science are a pretty good start.

    Sorry for my rant [​IMG]

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
  3. bkvail

    bkvail Songster

    Quote:I agree - I tried using chicken layer for my quail and they stopped laying. Switched back to Startena and they started laying again within a few days! Now I get at least one egg a day from each of my 9 hens - sometimes two!
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I got 2 eggs! Hoping for more today.
  5. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    SW FL
    C&C on 31 has Game Bird Chow starter and grower. Mine layed just fine on the starter (crumbles), I bought a bag of the grower which is a mix of seed and pellets, the birds did not like it. Pheasants like it just fine though. Futrals has a Game Bird grower(?) that is all crumbles (I can check the bag if you want to be sure). My birds like it better and lay just fine on it. I refuse to pay TSC what they are asking for their Game Bird feed so I have no idea what it is like.

    I only got two eggs as yesterday as well, but I'm down to two females. Had some problems [​IMG] I've got a bator full of eggs that are set to pip starting tomorrow though.


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