Starter feed: For starter quails i.e at the age of 1-3 weeks it requires more protein level in feed. Broiler chick requires 23% protein, 1% calcium, 0.5% methionine and 0.5% phosphorus in their feed and layer chick requires 24% protein, 0.85% calcium, 0.5% methionine and 0.6% phosphorus in their feed. Starter chick (1-3 weeks old) requires 3.8-9.8 gram feed per day per quail, grower chick (4-6 weeks old) requires 14-18 gram feed per day per quail and layer chick (7 weeks old) requires 20 gram feed per day per quail.
Regular feed: Nutritious food plays an important role in health, growth and overall production of quails. Mainly 20-30g of daily feed is consumed by an adult quail. Generally 27% of protein is required for baby quail and 22-24% of protein is required for adult quail.
Feed components: It is very easy to feed the quail. To feed the quail, it requires mixture of cake, sweet corn, pasta, rice, lettuce etc. The other feed ingredients are maize, sorghum, groundnut cake, deoiled rice bran, sunflower cake, fishmeal, mineral mixture, shell grit, soya meal etc.
Water: Along with healthy and nutritious feed, make sure to provide them clean and fresh water every time.