Need help choosing food..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Mocha and 1 of my jumbo hens are extremely thin, and we are picking up feed today I currently feed them Sprout Meat Maker which has 24% protein, should I get corn for them to get some more weight on them? Here is the feed they have at our fleet farm, , , , , and . Would any of these work including corn?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I have never used any of those brands of foods before, however I would be careful with corn this time of year. It can really over heat quail. Although you may be far enough north that it doesn't get too warm in the summer. Sunflower seed chips that you can buy in the wild bird seed section, or a mix of sunflower seed chips and nuts might be a better alternative. Those are pretty high in calories and will not produce as much heat as corn. [​IMG]
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    East Tennessee
    Don't give them corn, they need protein. Hive them a high protein feed, the poultry conditioner is not a complete feed, the gamebird/showbird will work, but those 5 pound bags are pricey. Oyster shell won't add weight, can you get any other brand? Check some other stores or ask them to order it for you.
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    I think corn would just be waisted food. They would eat that and not the good protein filled stuff that helps them grow so quickly
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I would check them for worms or mites, both of which will call them to lose weight rapidly. Also get them the manna pro gamebird/showbird crumbles, something with more sustenance.
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Okay, thank you!
  7. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:That is what I use, they seem to love it

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