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quail feed by the pound

Discussion in 'Quail' started by htownfarmer, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    i thought i could be game bird starter by the pound.
    i was wrong, i have to buy $23, 50 pound bag.
    i only have 20 cot in incubator.
    i hope the feed will keep and all my eggs come true.
    :)

    any suggestions, i am only expecting about 6/7 chicks.

    the 29th is my hatch date

    thanks great forum.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  2. amandacv86

    amandacv86 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you can by turkey starter or even chick starter you could just buy a couple pounds and use that until you know how many are going to hatch.
     
  3. bigrob83

    bigrob83 Out Of The Brooder

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    not a expert here but I am almost positive they have to be on game bird starter
    because they need the higher protein for proper growth

    if you were closer than two hours away I would give you some lol
    why only 7 out of 20?
    regardless feed keeps well if kept dry
    and unless your only hatching for others and not keeping them
    they will eat 50 pounds...just might take them a bit [​IMG]
     
  4. USAmma

    USAmma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to find 5 pound bags of MannaPro Gamebird/Showbird feed (24% protein) and I just put it in the blender to powder it. I can't believe how much the babies eat though!! I am on my 2nd bag and they are only 12 days old. So yeah, they'll eat it!

    I also have been supplementing with hard boiled chicken egg which I gave them starting 7 days old, and dried mealworms which at first I crumbled for them. Now they are able to break them up themselves.

    Have fun! :)
     
  5. marksouth

    marksouth Out Of The Brooder

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    From time to time they have smaller bags on ebay but you have to factor in shipping.
     
  6. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks all.

    there are other feed stores in the area. not as close to the house.
    i will check with them.
    i might even buy more eggs, until i can produce my own.
     

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