What to feed my quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QuaintQuail, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. QuaintQuail

    QuaintQuail New Egg

    Jan 11, 2017
    Soooo..... I'm getting some Japanese Quail, and I really need some advice. First of all, what exactly do you feed them? I'll ask some other questions in later threads, cuz I'm in a hurry. Thanks, guys!!
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    By Japanese I assume you're talking about the run-of-the-mill cotournix quail that people eat and lay the spotted eggs right? Not the Japanese painted quail aka Button or King Quail? :) I feel ours a high protein game bird feed with "paradise found" bird seed mix along with grit <3
  3. mandalorian

    mandalorian Just Hatched

    Jan 21, 2017
    NSW, Australia
    I feed mine budgie seeds, occasionally fresh greens, pill bugs and mealworms, some berries, bean sprouts, as well grit for calcium [​IMG] i can't seem to find any gamebird feed in stores, so I give them lots of insects

    for chicks I blend oats, flaxseed meal, dried mealworms, and budgie seeds [​IMG] they seem to do well on that and maintain a healthy weight
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017

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