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natural quail remedies

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailswiss, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. quailswiss

    quailswiss In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2013

    following on from a very interesting talk on how a rabbit breeder managed to eradicate a very serious disease by using natural remedies (mainly in the greens fed) I am left wondering:

    What natural remedy have any of you used (preventative or curative) on your quail?

    There are a few post regarding chicken, do they apply to quail do you think?

    So far, I have used:

    - yoghurt/kefir for digestive system
    - vinegar (unpasteurised) in theur drinking water
    - wood ash for dust bathing
    - silicium dioxide with azadirachta indica extract agains mites (the only item i bought so far)

    Any experience with food, especially greens, affecting the quail's health?
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  2. quailswiss

    quailswiss In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2013
    Just worked out that above is Diatomaceous Earth.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You know what is really good for quail? Alfalfa. My birds go gaga over it. Alfalfa contains a good green protein that is easy to break down, it contains lots of calcium, trace minerals that are not in regular gamebird food and it is just fun for them to scratch around in.

    So it is not only good for their physical health, but their mental health as well. :)

    But it sounds like you have your birds on a great regime of healthy tonics!
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