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Green animals » quail
What do they Eat?
Crush 3 cups of Chicken Layers pellets so they resemble fine crumbs (I use our kitchen wizz) and add 1 cup of 100% Blood and Bone from the garden centre. Make sure the blood and bone does not contain any added fertilisers. Feed in a container which the Quail can not scratch the feed out of. If the Layers pellets have grit added there is no need to add any further grit to their diet.
I use a rabbit drinking water nozzle for water. The quails have quickly learnt how to use it and this prevents the water from becoming soiled.
Quail enjoy fresh greens such as chickweed, parsley, milk thistle, broccoli leaves or silver beet.
Female Japanese Quail begin laying at 6 weeks old and will lay an egg a day. They live for around
Quail eggs compared to a chicken egg.