1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Why Can't You Put Quail and Chickens Together

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickenGirl3, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Quote:Well.. when i snip their heads off, and then gut and pluck them .. they're pretty much goners...
    Havent had any survive that yet... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Me too, I wonder what I'm doin wrong?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Canada
    Quote:depends on he breed of quail, buttons are the size of sparrows
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,113
    117
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:I've fed my quail leftover cat and dog food many, many times ... (not as a total feed.. just as a supplement/treat food)
    And they all lived to be fat and yummy...

    I know, dog food, scratch, timothy hay, rum, and pickles make a good diet for quail. If you really wanna get fancy feed them some wine vinegar and mountain dew as a treat.

    Har dee har har.... You crack me up...

    Although.. the wine may be a good idea.... flavor the meat nice. [​IMG]
    Pickles, not so much...
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Canada
    Quote:I can't afford the buy a bag of $15 feed for every single breed I raise, the chicks and quail get turkey starter and the ducks and geese duck starter. Cheaper and they do fine

    well turkey and game about the same, duck and geese the same. so that find better feed for chicken.......like hear people talking about low egg production , then find out they are feeding crack corn.......WOW try a layer feed for eggs..

    I meant for the younger birds, the older birds I feed whole grains and in the summer hardly anything at all because they free-range. And the quail I feed layer ration
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Quote:I know, dog food, scratch, timothy hay, rum, and pickles make a good diet for quail. If you really wanna get fancy feed them some wine vinegar and mountain dew as a treat.

    Har dee har har.... You crack me up...

    Although.. the wine may be a good idea.... flavor the meat nice. [​IMG]
    Pickles, not so much...

    They add flavor to my quail sammich. Saves me a trip to the refrigerator when I forget the pickles.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,113
    117
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:I know, dog food, scratch, timothy hay, rum, and pickles make a good diet for quail. If you really wanna get fancy feed them some wine vinegar and mountain dew as a treat.

    Har dee har har.... You crack me up...

    Although.. the wine may be a good idea.... flavor the meat nice. [​IMG]
    Pickles, not so much...

    ETA: Oh and the Mountain Dew?? You nuts!! Those birds are frickin nuts as it is....
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    But when they crash its so peaceful...
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,113
    117
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Har dee har har.... You crack me up...

    Although.. the wine may be a good idea.... flavor the meat nice. [​IMG]
    Pickles, not so much...

    They add flavor to my quail sammich. Saves me a trip to the refrigerator when I forget the pickles.

    OOh, i get it now... yeah..yeah.... good idea. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    250
    1
    111
    Nov 27, 2010
    Thanks Guys! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,123
    184
    218
    Dec 11, 2010
    Ks
    If ya feed them BBQ rub in with the cat food, they are seasoned just right when there time come on the grill!!! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by