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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

    Sep 28, 2013
    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

    Sep 20, 2012
    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

    Apr 30, 2013
    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

    Jul 26, 2009
    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

    Jul 11, 2013
    From time to time they have smaller bags on ebay but you have to factor in shipping.
  6. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2013
    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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