they're hatching!!!!! and they are sooo fast

Discussion in 'Quail' started by heathersboers, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. heathersboers

    heathersboers Songster

    Dec 2, 2010
    What's faster than a speeding bullet? A quail chick!!! Man these little buggers are fast!!!! First time hatching quail and they are adorable!!! I can't find any gamebird starter. Can I grind up chick starter for tonight? If not....what to do???
  2. Lensters

    Lensters Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Adair Village, OR
    I've done that a few times with no adverse affects that I've noticed. Just make sure that they don't get much medicated chick starter, it can make the males sterile.
  3. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    Yes you can do that, and it's preferable to feeding them nothing.

    Get you some GBS ASAP. They do better on it [​IMG]

    Hope your hatch goes well!
  4. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Chick starter (non medicated) is all I feed mine even the adults.

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