quial and grit

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DaKid, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok at what age can I start add some grid and / or oyster shell to there diet ...........


    When they start laying ????????

    I have some button quails and some Tenn. Browns and some white quail which are about 6 weeks olds or so and the buttons are just starting to lay.....




    Thanks Alan
     
  2. kingbee

    kingbee Out Of The Brooder

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    I would just add a dusting pan / sand box to your pen. I use an old hospital wash pan and put clean sand in it. If you have a large pen then you could use a small childs swimming pool. They love to dust themselves and trust me they will consume a lot too. I guess you could put oyster shell in there too if you wanted but I have found most quail egg shells to be pretty hard and thick with out it.

    http://therolans.shutterfly.com/quail
     
  3. jameskchandler

    jameskchandler Out Of The Brooder

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    Coturnix Quail lay when about six weeks old, and have somewhere near 14 hours of light, and sufficient warmth. I believe Bobwhites will lay in the spring following after they hatch.
     
  4. jameskchandler

    jameskchandler Out Of The Brooder

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    You can add grit, or oyster shell to their diet at anytime.
     
  5. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replys
     

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