Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Game Bird Feed

Not all game bird feed are created equal. Quail chicks require 28-30% protein for good bone structure and a good head start. Since Coturnix Quail have a rapid growth rate you can keep them on a starter feed for the next 4 week for the quail you are going to use as breeders. At about 4-5 weeks of age you can switch to a breeder/layer feed made for game birds. The quail you are raising for other purposes you can switch over to a grower at 3 weeks of age until.... We have tried several different brands of game bird feed over the years, even though all the brands have about the same protein levels, they are not created the same. We strongly recommend using Purina Game Bird Feed "Layena". Purina feed is a little more expensive than some other brands, but well worth it for maxium egg production. Remember fresh clean water must be available at all times.