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What feed do you use? Anyone know of good online sites?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 4hchickmama, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 coturnix quail that are approx 2 weeks old. I've been feeding them what the breeder gave me in a big bag, but I have been having a heck of a time finding feed for them locally. I was told they need game bird feed or other high protein feed, but I can only find 50lb bags of turkey feed locally at my feed stores. I can only imagine how long it would take me to go through 50lbs of feed with 4 just quail. What do you all feed? Does anyone know of any good online sites where I can buy smaller bags of feed?
     
  2. James Marie

    James Marie Out Of The Brooder

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  3. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'd be surprised with how fast your feed with go with them eating it and wasting ALOT. Even though you only have 4, a 50 lb bag wont last too long. If you get that 5 lb bag of feed, you will have to be going back to the store to buy more every couple days.
    Purina has good game bird feeds and so does Southern States.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012

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