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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:43 pm 
hi i have 5 quails how much do i feed them aday thankyou Laughing


 
  
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:19 pm 
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Hi Brian...
For our quail...we would watch the amount of food they ate out of the dish and how long it took them to eat it. This way we could see how much they needed each day. This was our method for our button, bobwhites, coturnix and all the others.....
Hope this helps abit...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:33 am 
hi there,
i feed adlib...making sure they have water and feed at all times. all pens and cages are checked early in the morning and last thing at night to make sure, any that are low are topped up.
i feel you cannot over feed the birds but you can underfeed them
when they are tiny they are on high protien feed as they mature their protien is reduced and they have grit and calcium to develop the shells...again adlib.


 
  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:19 am 
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In the Winter time I check my feeders and waters 2 times a day. Summer time I fill up my waters and feeders every 3 days.

Mark


 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:22 am 
hi mark

is there a particular reason you change your routine of feeding and watering in sumer and winter?


 
  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:26 am 
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morgana wrote:
hi mark

is there a particular reason you change your routine of feeding and watering in sumer and winter?


Our winters can be very cold, so my waters freeze solid. The feeding is different because they seem to consume more in the winter than summer.

Mark


 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:29 am 
ah right......

cant say i see much difference here, but water does freeze in winter, and tend to evaporate in the summer, ( get the same prob with the horse and goat water ) tho i suspect not to the extremes yours does.


 
  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:32 am 
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Living in the middle of the United States can be a very big challenge when it comes to raising any livestock or poultry. Right now it is sleeting with it changing to Ice and we expect about one inch.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:42 am 
oh my goodness.....

thankfully we dont get extreme weather very often here, but if and when it snows, nobody really knows how to deal with it....lol.....thankfully it does not last long and melts within a day or two...

we have had some heavy frosts over the last week or so.....-5, which is pretty cold for here....lol....but it is warming up again now.....


 
  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:46 am 
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where do you live just curious

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