Treats for quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dani xxx, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I have been trying to find out what my quail like but mine seem pretty picky I have tried spinach, lettuce, cucumber, apple, pear, porridge, yoghurt, carrot, kale, watercress so far all they like is mealworms and bird seed that I put in their sand bath everything else they leave any other ideas ?
    the breeder gave them cooked rice so I thought the porridge would be ok but nope it just froze completely untouched
     
  2. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's just a case of trial and error. Maybe some millet or dried crickets from [email protected]?
     
  3. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will give them a try ! :)
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Sprouted Alfalfa is a favourite with our quail. They must know it's high in protein.
     
  5. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember reading that you should try giving them certain things over and over until they get used to seeing the "new" thing and eventually try it out. It took my girls good week to actually try an apple and now it's gone within minutes of being put in.
     
  6. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail are strange! Especially when they peck at something wet, like a berry or banana hehe they seem to sometimes have to rub their beaks from the wetness even if they just look at it, hehe.

    Some of my quail love treats, others treat it likes its snot to be feared xD

    Corn nibs or on the cob, bananas, blueberries, rice, finch seed mix, scrambled eggs, my pet quail group goes insane at some things but my outdoor ones sometimes don't take to the food. I even gave them boiled fish :)

    today was pomegranate for the first time - in my four hen pet group, one quail started inhaling them and two others kinda got into it but Golden Girl was interested but decided it wasn't food :p

    They used to not like some things or have a tough time eating them so I squish the blueberries and stuff and try reintroducing it a few times.

    Maybe if I give them a few bits of pomegranate tomorrow, Golden Girl will inhale them as well *shrugs* :)
     
  7. kungfufrijters

    kungfufrijters New Egg

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    Hi There! :)

    I'm relatively new to raising Quail but my Coturnix love anything leafy and green and they all get very excited for Finch feed the one I feed them is a mixture of a bunch of things including: Canary Grass Seed, Rape Seed, Steel Cut Oats, Red Millet, Finch Millet, Flax Seed, Niger Seed, etc.

    Hope that helps!

    Cheers,
    Joel.
     
  8. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having some success with sweetcorn today yeah ! X :)
     
  9. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

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    tried bean sprouts yesterday, as soon as they see me with a bag of them, they start picking the fence and are lined up and waiting......
    Can't take them off the darn things!!!
    try it:)!
     
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  10. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    You guys spoil your quail! Mine get scrambled eggs, sprouted alfalfa, silverbeet/chard, and wheat fodder. I'll have to get a bit more creative.
     

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