Quail Advice

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MadamPoofyBrow, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first quail hatching on the 18th. I just want to make sure that you feed them game bird starter? Also, can you mix in medicated chick starter for the medication? Any advice on feed or anything else is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed unmedicated starter crumbles to chicks.I also give vitamins and electrolytes in their water once a week.I don't feed medicated feed until they are on pellets.This is for pheasants not quail,but they are both gamebirds.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks!

    The eggs I am currently hatching are Corurnix.

    In the future, would it be possible to house them with button quail and them NOT cross breed? I wouldn't think they could, but I've heard of some pretty strange things happening in the bird world...
    I want to get into button quail in the future and am just wondering if I need another pen or if they could share the massive one I have for my coturnix :-D

    Also, with Coturnix, at what age can you tell the hens from the roos? I know you tell by their chest feathers, just not sure when it will become obvious???
     
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, i used to raise both button and cot's but had seperate pens for each. I personally think that they should be seperated but that's my opinion. As far as telling the diffrence in sex...male/ hen, monarc23, posted a thread here, a few days ago, lots of pics and info. Look for Coturnix Quail Basics: Imformation and Pictures Galore. Should answer you questions. HTH
     
  5. Elza

    Elza Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont know if I am feeding my king quails properly now eeekkk! I give them chick starter (think thats what its called) what else do i feed them, i did however get some good tips on my own thread but would like someone to give me a full run down on the best foods and veg the kings (button) quails can eat and what is best for protein and calcium and all that great stuff.
     
  6. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Sean!

    I have 8/24 pips!
     
  7. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    What day are your chicks on? I have my first batch of about 20 that are on day 18 today at 5:00pm but have had only one hatch this morning at about 1:30am. [​IMG] It's starting to make be nervous nothing else is going on in there. Temp is staying 99.5-100.0 and doin my best to keep humidity 60-65% only time I open the bator is to switch out saturated wash clothes. Should I be nevrous or am I overacting to early yet.
     
  8. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow is day 17. I think it depends what kind of quail what day they should hatch on??? These are my first quail, hopefully someone else will chime in.
     
  9. cassjade6064

    cassjade6064 Out Of The Brooder

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    With my button quails I give them dry starter mix and boiled egg mixed with hot water and make it really fluffy and they eat mainly egg to start with and switch over as they want to and they are very healthy. They look forward to egg time they really love it.
     
  10. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Are the ones your hatching right now coturnix or button quail? I've got coturnix on day 18 (19 tomorrow) n only had the one hatch so far. Making me nervous not real sure what's goin on with them guys!
     

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