Quail-safe foods- comparable to chickens?

Fishkeeper

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Is it safe to assume that anything safe for chickens to eat is also safe for quail? There's less info on what's safe for quail to eat than chickens. I'm thinking both of table scraps, etc, and of plants that are safe to have in nibbling range.
 

igorsMistress

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My quail leave many plants in their garden alone but the chickens will decimate them if given a chance. They don't seem to care for as wide a variety of things that the chickens will eat either.

I don't give table scraps to either unless it's leftover salad without dressing, or plain veggies.
 

JaeG

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They love cooked egg (mashed up), clover, alfalfa sprouts, sunflower sprouts, meal worms (any bug they can fit in their little beaks really), silverbeet/Swiss chard, dandelion leaves, and millet as a treat (as its low in protein). Those are the treats we've discovered are their favourites. I'm sure there are more that others have tried.
 

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