Quail feed... Need help please

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  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 50lb bag of Purina game bird chow - it says growth and plumage on the bottom of the bag. From what I can tell this is the "Purina Startena" feed and it is supposedly 30% protein....

    From what I have read this is too high of protein for older birds.... Do I need to go buy a bag of Purina Layena to feed the older birds? Or will this feed be fine? I thought the only difference was crumbles vs pellets... but as I read on the bag there are different protein values for each....


    What do yall say?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    When laying hens get that much protein they begin to develop larger yolks. I left on vacation once and my bird sitter got the starter and layer formulas mixed up. Upon my return I had to put down two of my hens who already were laying dangerously large eggs but had suffered blow-outs from trying to pass even larger ones developed on the high protein starter. So I caution against it.

    I feed my meat birds starter from day one to day dead but everyone else I take off of the starter at 6-8 weeks.
     
  3. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that's what I neeed to know!
     

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