Oyster shell

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dani xxx, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2016
    Farnham common bucks uk
    I want to check when people start to give oystershell to their quails as I can't seem to find the answer some people said started giving from chicks and others said when at egg laying age ? What you u guys do ? X :/
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    Well.. If they get a good gamebird starter, they shouldn't need until just before they start laying. That said, one of my buttons hatched chicks about 17 days ago and I just refilled the oyster shell bowl today (it went empty while she was broody and I didn't refill it as she wasn't laying) and it didn't take many seconds before one of the chicks was in the bowl, eating away. Maybe it was just curious to see what the new stuff was - or maybe it actually found something it needed.

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