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The Comprehensive Guide to a Coturnix Quail Diet

Howdy folks, Bob White here, your friendly neighborhood quail farmer. Today, we're going to delve into the fascinating world of the Coturnix quail diet.

Now, I've been raising Jumbo Wild Coturnix Quail for a good five years, and I've learned a thing or two about what these little critters like to eat. So, let's get started, shall we?

First off, let's talk about the basics. What do Coturnix quail eat? Well, they're not too picky, but they do need a balanced diet to stay healthy and productive. This is where a good Quail Starter Feed comes in handy. It's specially formulated to give your quail all the nutrients they need.

But what about when they're laying eggs? What to feed quail for laying eggs is a common question I get. The answer is simple: a high-protein diet. This helps them produce strong, healthy eggs. You can achieve this by using a Quail Food Mix that's high in protein.

Now, some folks ask, "Can quail eat chicken feed?" The answer is yes, but it's not ideal. Chicken feed doesn't have the right balance of nutrients for quail, so it's best to stick with feed designed specifically for quail.

If you're looking for the cheapest way to feed quail, consider making your own Homemade Quail Feed. It's a great way to save money and ensure your quail are getting a balanced diet.

Bob's Special Homemade Quail Feed Recipe

Today, I'm going to share with you my special recipe for Homemade Quail Feed. It's a simple, cost-effective way to ensure your quail are getting all the nutrients they need. So, let's get started!



  1. Start by getting a large mixing bowl. Pour in your game bird feed. This will serve as the base of your feed, providing a good balance of nutrients.

  2. Next, add in your cracked corn. Corn is a great source of carbohydrates, giving your quail the energy they need.

  3. Now, it's time for the oats. Oats are a good source of fiber and can help aid digestion.

  4. Add in your sunflower seeds. These are a favorite among quail and are packed with healthy fats and protein.

  5. Sprinkle in your dried mealworms. These are a fantastic source of protein and are sure to be a hit with your quail.

  6. Finally, add your crushed oyster shells. These provide extra calcium, which is especially important for laying quail.

  7. Mix all the ingredients together until they're well combined. And there you have it, your very own homemade quail feed!

Remember, this is just a basic recipe. Feel free to adjust the quantities or add in other ingredients based on your quail's specific needs.

Well, that's all for now, folks. I hope this guide has given you a better understanding of the Coturnix quail diet. If you liked this post, I'd love it if you would share your own experiences with feeding quail in the comments below.



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