what does a baby quail eat

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  1. MARISSCORALI

    MARISSCORALI New Egg

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    hello I have a few quail eggs in the incubator its day 15 and want to know what they eat
    can they eat medicated chick starter food cause that's all I have right now[​IMG]
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I don't know anything about quail. But the member Two Crows will be able to help you once she gets online.

    In the meantime, feel free to post here
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    They will need some Gamebird food. Something with about 26 to 28% protein. Regular chicken chick starter is not enough for quail babies. Make sure to crush the food for the first week and sprinkle it around the brooder feeder area on a paper towel so they can find the food. Tap with your finger at the food so they know to eat it. Quail babies are not all that smart and need some help to find food at first. Dip their beaks in the water that first day as well and use a chick waterer or put marbles or small stones in a regular water font. Quail can fall in very easily and drown.

    Mountain Peeps left you with the link to our quail section for more help with your babies. Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens - glad you joined the flock
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck with your quail egg hatching, hope all goes well for you :frow
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but I they are certainly cute little birds. Definitely post on our quail link that Mountain Peeps has left with you, and take advantage of our quail experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail hatch.
     
  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    go to the forum with quails in it. the experts are there.

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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