Need help with quails Texas a&m

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by towmater, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. towmater

    towmater New Egg

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    Ok so I'm new to quail what do you feed them at 4 weeks old and when do you switch over and then what do you feed them than. I have a bunch of chickens do you feed them what you feed a chick? Thanks for the help
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute little birds. I would suggest posting this question on our Quail section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail where our quail experts can help you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! Michael gave you a link to the quail section, I'd suggest you ask there, if you haven't already :). For chickens/chicks you'll need chick starter, once they are a few weeks old, switch to grower and for mature chickens you have a few options. Laying hens will need layer feed, which cockerels can also eat, or an all flock feed. If you feed the latter the hens will need a calcium supplement in the form of crushed oyster/egg shells. There are some more discussions on the different feeds and feeding methods in this section:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock

    Also look at the Learning Center for info on raising chickens, keeping them healthy, predator protection and much more. Enjoy the site!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You will want to keep them on gamebird starter feed until they are about 7 to 9 weeks of age. You can then reduce the protein content to 24% grower or maintenance feed. Do not feed layer feed to your males so just offer oyster shell on the side for the hens to pick through.

    Definitely stop by our quail section for more help with your A&M's. Enjoy them and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. towmater

    towmater New Egg

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    Thank you for your help
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your quail.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your quail! I've never raised them, but think they would be interesting little birds to have.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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