Will Skipping Grower Feed a Major Issue?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jumbocoturnix, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it really an issue if I skip grower feed and go straight to layer in regards to Bobwhites? They are 11-14 weeks old. Only intention are meats, eggs & breeding.
     
  2. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty hard on thier kidneys while they're growing, the calcium is too high [​IMG]
     
  3. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! OR can I just stick them to starter 30% protein from Day 1 'til butcher time?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They need a gamebird crumble not a pellet.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe so, around here the feed is called turkey starter/ game bird grower and its 28% protein and low mineral content so you're probably good with a 30% grower ration
     
  6. jumbocoturnix

    jumbocoturnix Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome thanks! I will try that, also heard on forum several people don't recommend layer feed to quails b/c will damage male kidneys.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
  7. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, it's too high for the females too while they're growing, just figure giving an adults multivitamin to a child, it'd be hard on thier little body.
     
  8. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed egg layer to my coturnix quail it doesn't hurt them. I feed my bob whites growth and plumage when they are older and turkey starter when they are young. I give them the starter until 18 weeks of age and them switch to the Purina game bird growth and plumage.
     
  9. jumbocoturnix

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    Does anyone know any brands (turkey starter/ game bird grower) I can purchase either online or at stores?
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
  10. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm well I'm in Alberta Canada, are you in the states?
     

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