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What is the best Quail food?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailer21, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best coturnix quail starter? What is the best quail normal food?
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i use, and forever will use this:

    Purina Gamebird Startena

    i feed this from birth to death, its IMO the best quail feed around. there is a vendor locator and a product sheet on that site
     
  3. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't suppose that Purina exports their products internationally do they? [​IMG] I couldn't see anything on their website that would suggest they would serve the UK.
     
  4. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say start to death, does that include birds you keep solely for eggs, or just meat birds that would be killed at aronud 9 weeks of age?
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:EVERYTHING....i would use this for a 2yr old bird if i had one.

    in my mind, its the BEST GBS you can buy(opinion!!!)

    and about shipping internationally, i'm sorry but i have no idea, we have a few members from england around here, i'd try and shoutout to them on the quail forums ask them what they use.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    For biddies I use Purina Gamebird Starter unmedicated ground up and for adults I feed the same stuff but I add finch seed and oyster shells for a more complete diet as well as mealworms.
     
  7. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I think I'm going to use the purina game bird startena because they sell it locally at the feed store next to my house.
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:lucky as hell! gj
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    The feed store doesn't carry startena, but it has a "house brand" from a mill about 45 miles away that runs identical stats, so I use that, with some occasional treats of eggs, moths, crickets and hornworms (mine are in the garden, and any stray bad bug is given to them for "recycling").
     
  10. silver-quail

    silver-quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any where in Canada or b.c. That I can get this purina stuff
     

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