What Can I feed to my Button Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by feather leg farms, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I have heard that you can feed Button Quail those little sticks with seeds on them. I am new with them. They are 2 weeks old.

    I feed Them.

    Chick Starter
     
  2. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail grow very quickly and need high protien. I would check your starter. Above 20% is good for protien. I use 28% personally in Game bird / turkey starters. Chicks wont need treats as starter has all they need in it , however, those seeds should be ok for them.
     
  3. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    Should that be used as a snack?
    Should I cut off a little piece daily for them?
     
  4. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean Millet?

    That reminds me I have to go buy a bag here soon lol


    I don't have buttons. But I have read up and they eat the non medicated chick starter/ grower crumble

    I was going to get some but I decided Id rather not.. So good luck with your new baby [​IMG]
     
  5. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    Should I buy a bag full of the Millet Sticks?
     
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  6. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you use them use it as treats. They wouldn't have enough in it to feed the quail. As far as how much... depends on how many babies but for treats I'd say a small or medium bag.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Millet should be used as a treat, and my buttons absolutely love it!! I have gotten cheap, though, and give them parakeet seed instead [​IMG] It is still millet, just not on the 'bush'.
     
  8. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Buttons should be on a high protein game bird starter. They do great on 28 turkey starter I keep them on it their whole lives. Other items like millet and finch food is a treat. They also like greens boiled eggs shells and all.
     
  9. silkieone

    silkieone Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buttons like the wild finch food and scarf it up and they also like the meal worms or anyother bug that they can get ahold of.
    As a treat I give them some spray millet and scrambled eggs and also some either kale or collard greens.
    Also I give mine the granite chick gravel and while all of my buttons turn a pretty pink they love to eat and take their dirt baths in the grit.
    Crazy little buggers for sure and boy the boink ability is wild.
    Easy care even though they love to play in their food and mine have learned to drink from a water bottle attached to the side of the cage.They are very nosey so pecking at the metal ball and then tasting the water when they did taught them how to drink from it and that makes for no dirty water unless they want to bath and then I put an oval low plastic dish in and whatch the fun.
    Mine are 6+ weeks so it is ok for them to bath that way,I wouldn't do it for the smaller ones since they can drown very easily.
    Take care and enjoy they are fun.
    Silkieone
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Buttons bath in sand/dirt I would not give them water to bath in
     

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