quail chicks

Discussion in 'Quail' started by roosters97, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can baby quail eat medicated chick starter ? please help,,,, there out of game bird starter
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I've always read not to but not sure why--sorry i can't be of more help.
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, they will be fine.

    Dan
     
  4. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes

    I have about 38 cortunix quail and button quail on it right now and have been since they were hatched. I have not lost a one
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  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    It's my understanding that game birds need a higher level of protein. Game Bird
    feed in general has more protein than chicken starter.

    The cocciastat (bad spelling) that medicated chick starter contains would be my concern
    but if others are using it with no problems it's probably ok. Anyone know if quail
    are sensative to Cocci??

    I have 75 pounds of unmedicated chicken starter that I plan to mix with game bird
    feed for my quail chicks.
     
  6. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I DONT' FEED MINE MEDICATED BECAUSE THERE ISN'T A BIG RISK OF COCTI IN QUAIL RAISED IN PENS OFF THE GROUND. I CAN'T GET GAMEBIRD STARTER WERE I LIVE SO I USE 24% CHICK STARTER FROM TSC. LATER I MIX IT WITH GAMEBIRD MAINTENANCE.
     

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