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Organic quail feed

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mickeyminnie, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. mickeyminnie

    mickeyminnie New Egg

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    I am starting to use organic quail feed by Coyote Creek. How do I increase protein levels. This food is stated as 28%. If I need to will growing earth worms and adding in sprouted alfalfa seeds be a good idea. I am looking at eggs too, but so far the birds have not been excited about them.
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  2. Pielcanela96

    Pielcanela96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm looking for ways to feed my Coturnix Quails Organically and from what I have read on this Forum and other research done online, the best way is to add insects, eggs, fruits and sprouts. Alfalfa has 35% protein, so that is a good one. My quails are about to be three weeks old and I will be taking them outside this weekend and plan on starting to feed them these things. I'm already sprouting Chia and Quinoa, just because that is what I had organic in my pantry. I have not found an organic feed in my area though, so that's a little harder for me to be 100% organic.

    Good luck and I hope to hear updates on what other options you found.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    28% is plenty.

    Those diets would require you to feed digestive grit alongside them, crumble is water soluble, greens and such are not.
     
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  4. Pielcanela96

    Pielcanela96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes!! I forgot to mention that. I'm so glad you did. They definitely need grit to avoid any problems. I started giving my quails grit, but only when I feed them sprout (which I just started). My quail pen is on the ground and I notice that they like to peck the dirty and their dust pile tub which is a mixture of play sand and DE. So I'm guessing they are also getting some grit from the dirt and stuff. Just a guess. I'm still learning [​IMG].
     
  5. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's slightly concerning the way the word the last line of their statement.

    "Our tests have shown no GMO detected in the grain we use in our feed"

    That doesn't sound like they're very sure it's GMO free. It's sound a lot like an open ended declaration to free them of litigation should GMOs be discovered in their food.
     
  7. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ dc3085, you have a very good point!
     
  8. marksouth

    marksouth Out Of The Brooder

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    I wonder what the calcium content is?
     
  9. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ marksouth, yes I wish they gave more nutrition information and exact ingredients.
     

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