What is the best feed to start newly hatched BW???

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  1. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any info is appreciated!
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    A gamebird starter food is best. Quail need a feed with very high protein level. You can get it at most feed stores. [​IMG]
     
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    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Does it have to be crushed even further for them?
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    I ground up the feed for my newly hatched babies for the first week or two as the crumbles were a bit big for them. You can even sift thru the crumbles to get the finer stuff that tends to settle. Full grown Bobwhites have trouble with large food. I see mine pick up large crumbles or seeds, and to this day they will spit them out as they are too big. [​IMG]
     

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