What to feed quail

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What to feed quail

Post: #263895 sda
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:26 pm

What sort of food from the kitchen and weeds are safe for quail to eat?

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Dust bath sand

Post: #264547 sda
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:16 pm

What sort of sand is safe and suitable for quail dustbathing?

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Re: What to feed quail

Post: #266431 Dutch Dave
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:16 pm

What sort of quail do you have ?

I have Japanese quail (coturnix coturnix i think they are called) they eat about the same scraps as chickens. They have a smaller and less powerfull beak though, therefore they are just not able to eat the tougher scraps.

Quail have more need for protein though. Giving them some cooked chicken scraps, dog food or bugs and snales etc from the garden is a good idea. This increases there egg production and growth.

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Re: What to feed quail

Post: #266435 Ellendra
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:24 pm

If you hang a mesh bag full of acorns over the pen, most birds will love the acorn grubs that crawl out. After a few days you can coarsly crush the nuts in the shell, and they'll pick through for the nutmeats. Be aware that this can sometimes turn the egg yolks green, but doesn't effect flavor.

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Re: What to feed quail

Post: #267207 matowakan
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:19 pm

I feed mine chuck crumbs or layers mash which they do very well on supplemented by the odd scrap of vegetable.They all lay fine and appear to be healthy!


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