Quail Feed :o

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickenGirl3, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    het everybody,
    I might be able to get quail and I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY EAT!!!! [​IMG]

    I HEARD THEY WILL EAT ANYTHING BUT THERE ISN'T A SPECIFIC KIND OF FOOD YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM

    WILL THEY EAT....

    CHICKEN SCRATCH
    CHICKEN LAYING FEED?
     
  2. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    It's called game bird feed..

    Game bird starter for young birds, and game bird grower for older birds.. their needs are different and the chicken feed does not meet their needs at all.!
     
  3. abobwhat

    abobwhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    game bird starter has a high protein concentration and should be NON medicated
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    for our quail we were looking for "GBS" (Game Bird Starter). this should have 28-30% protein.

    normal chicken grower has ~20%

    chicken layer feed, while great for chickens, has even less ~16% protein.

    regarding the quail, I have read and I was told to try to find Purina GBS 30%, if could not find that, FRM (Flint River Mills) makes a 28% GBS, I am using the FRM GBS 28%.

    Dumors also makes a chick starter for geese, turkeys, chukars, pheasants, etc. it is 24%- I use this for our younger chickens. but have heard it is acceptable for quail if you cannot find the GBS.

    You are looking for the higher grade/higher protein content, get the most bang for your buck. read the labels just like you would your own food.

    best of luck!
     
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Yes...Chicken feed is the best feed for chickens!

    Quail/pheasant/Game bird feed is for Game Birds.

    I use the Purina Mills product. www.purinamills.com, but Nutrina www.nutrina.com/ makes a very good product as well. Both sites have dealer locations on them, so I would start there.


    On a side note: Yes quail will eat almost anything, but just because an animal eats something...doesn't mean that it is good for them!!!!
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:The Durmor 24% protein feed that TSC touts as chicken/game bird feed, is nothing more than 24% protein CHICKEN FEED!
    Yes...your game birds can live on it, but they may not thrive!
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Joe, just to let you know, this link takes you to a protein supplement for humans. The site you meant to quote is www.nutrena.com
     
  8. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Joe, just to let you know, this link takes you to a protein supplement for humans. The site you meant to quote is www.nutrena.com

    Thanks my friend!

    I'll research the link again.
     
  9. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    I use non medicated chick starter. have had good results [​IMG]
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010

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