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Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickbird, Nov 6, 2011.
can adult quails be fed scratch along with their regular food?
It kinda depends on the species, and is usually considered a "TREAT", because it is protein deficient, and way high in fat. Coturnix don't even like it, unless they are starved to death.
Try a mixture of wild bird food. I have a covey of about 50 California quail that clean up under my bird feeders daily
I make a mix of scratch, cracked corn, wild finch food, sunflower chip hearts, parakeet or cockatiel molting and conditioning food and cockatiel fruit and nut mix all together to make a wonderful treat for them. They get a handful everyday along with their crumbles. Gives them a variety to their diet. Make sure to offer grit if you offer seeds.
Quote:X2! Finch seeds mixed with GBS crumbles is a good combo. There is no corn in the finch seeds.
Like Joe said, they really won't touch the big chunks. Scratch is made for chicken to scratch the ground and stir the ground. You are not supposed to feed more that 10% of their diet (it's on the feed tag). Birds can stop laying due to too much fat deposits.