Would the following food work for quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Joshaeus, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Joshaeus

    Joshaeus Out Of The Brooder

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    'ello all! I just wanted to know if the following food would work for quail. I am leaving it anonymous for now, but here are the specs: Protein (min.) 20.0%, Lysine (min.) 0.95%, Methionine (min.) 0.35%, Fat (min.) 3.5%, Fiber (max.) 5.0%, Calcium (min.) 0.8%, Calcium (max.) 1.3%, Phosphorus (min.) 0.7%, Salt (min.) 0.35%, Salt (max.) 0.85%, Vitamin A 7,000 IU/lb, Vitamin E 14 IU/lb
     
  2. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your protein should be higher in at least the 24% percent range. Gamebirds require feed with higher protein.

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  3. Joshaeus

    Joshaeus Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible to mix and match various foods to get the desired percentage? And out of curiosity, but what should the fat, fiber, and calcium levels be on a gamebird food?
     
  4. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Metzer Farms has a really neat calculator that will allow you to find the mix ratio of feeds to get a desired protein level.
    http://www.metzerfarms.com/FeedConversion.cfm?CustID=2302819

    As far as finding the right fat and other levels I would base those off of a known gamebird feed like Purina Gamebird Chow which is 30% protein.

    Chicken-Farmer
     
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  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try to avoid feeding calcium infused food to quail roosters. They don't require it and it can damage their organs. If you look at a bag of gamebird food there will be little or no infused calcium.
     

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