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quail feed $$$$?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Eggcellent7301, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    what kind of feed bill would i be looking at for 35 coturnix females per month?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    $32.19
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That depends on where you go to buy feed, what brand of feed you buy, and what type of feed you buy. Gamebird starter (recommended) is usually the most pricey. My feed store sells it for about $14 for 50#. 50# would last at least a month for that many birds, probably closer to 2 months.
     
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    here is a good read towards enlightenment on that subject. My gray matter would like to know exactly how many ounces/bird/day and do some math from there.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=431319

    I am guessing an ounce/bird per day, 2 ounces? but, they do tend to waste alot of feed, unless you use a good feeder, and there are several good ones. metal and PVC (made by byc'r)
     
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  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I just spent almost $200 on all my feed but about $40 should cover 35 birds about, adding the oyster shell components.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  7. CarriageStone

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    Quote:Hoiw many pesos is that? [​IMG]
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hoiw many pesos is that? [​IMG]

    A BUNCH, BUT IT DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE THEY'RE PESOS.... [​IMG]
     
  9. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hoiw many pesos is that? [​IMG]

    A BUNCH, BUT IT DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE THEY'RE PESOS.... [​IMG]

    Yes, but if you give them meal worms, cat food, and boiled eggs.....OK....$32 a month sounds good to my bean counting side.
     
  10. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll pay you 2 pesos on the dollar for 20 dozen eggs. Anyone gonna take me up on my offer? [​IMG]
     

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