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What to feed newly hatched quail?

Post Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:47 pm

I would like to hatch some quail next but before I do I was wondering what people feed newly hatched quail. Do you feed them ordinary chick crumb or turkey crumb as it's higher in protein?
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Re: What to feed newly hatched quail?

Post Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:46 pm

Ours had ordinary chick crumb for 2 weeks, then growers pellets for another few weeks, and are now on the normal layers' pellets and are junkies for mealworms.

They look normal sized. :)
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Re: What to feed newly hatched quail?

Post Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:42 pm

Turkey crumb :)

They're game birds, so need a higher protein level. There are 2 comparison pictures on here (can't remember where) of Turkey V chick crumb :)
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Re: What to feed newly hatched quail?

Post Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:49 am

Thanks

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