How To Feed Chickens & Quail Protein & To Increase Nutrition.
Quails for instance begin laying eggs earlier than any other birds. Breeds like The Coturnix Quail can lay 1-2 eggs a day. To lay over 300 eggs a year You must feed Coturnix Quail optimal nutrition. This nutrition has to be added to a commercial feed or diet composed mainly of grains, seeds or vegetation. Foraging is a part of a wild game-bird’s primal instinct. This instinctive foraging often suffices to obtain sufficient protein.
When you feed Coturnix Quail and chickens feed on grains, seeds and vegetation, they have some protein and nutrients. These nutrients are often tied up with inhibitors. Inhibitors prevent the nutrients from being released. The birds need All the nutrition. Game Birds like, coturnix quail, chickens and pheasants need
higher protein in their diets. They need more protein than chick feed, seeds and grains can offer.
From the casual, urban or garage avian enthusiast to the homesteader and larger commercial producer. Chick Starter & Layer Feed can get expensive, especially considering most commercial feeds are sub par in Holistic Nutrients like Real Natural Protein and Calcium. Real Natural Protein, Vitamins & Mineral as opposed to those fractionated or synthesized in a lab, is assimilated better by your birds. This will easily allow the birds to keep production of eggs and meat up to superior levels.
The first thing to ask is, What do quail and chicks feed on in nature? Then ask yourself what do your backyard chickens, quail and pheasants prefer? The answer will be amazingly simple and will Work to Increase Quail Protein absorption s well as provide easily available calcium. This will encourage top quality egg and meat production while also encouraging natural behavior.
In Nature Quail,Chickens & Pheasants Eat Bugs & Insects!
In nature Quail, Pheasants, Chickens and other wild game birds eat Insects. Insects will raise the quail protein absorption and calcium level without sub-optimal synthetic nutrients sold commercially. This will give the newly incubated and hatched chicks the quick burst of growth factors they need to reach maturity quickly and reproduce. After they mature and begin producing eggs and meat they will continue to appreciate these benefits. You will appreciate the steady savings to your pocketbook and wallet.
Feed Coturnix Quails very high protein 25-30% or more in the first few weeks. Coturnix Quail are ready to mate and lay eggs by week 7-8 and can also be harvested for meat. In the wild these chicks rely solely on insects until they can locate grain and vegetable sources. They prefer insects. When you feed quail and other birds insects, this will bring out their natural instincts. natural birds are healthy birds as they love to free range on insects.
Adult quails and chickens that are fed insects begin their breeding life full of vitality. Their eggs are healthier. They can sustain the rigors of breeding. Often they can produce 1-2 eggs on a daily basis. This is helped by getting more vitality from the All Natural Insect Boost as well as the Primal Foraging Instinct. When you Feed Coturnix Quails on an exclusive or mostly commercial grain diet, they may get depleted early on with the rigors of artificial light, artificial feed and sub-par nutrition. The next question to ask is. How to raise the protein level of cheap or not always so cheap chick starter feed or layer pellets?
Add Protein To Chick Starter & Layer Feed. Feed Quail Naturally Raised Insect Protein. Give 5-6 High Protein Insects A Day.
You can raise any or all of the top 5 insects. You will soon learn which are the absolute highest in the factors your quail and chicks need. You can grow them easily. They can be raised in your yard, shed, porch or garage. These High Protein Insects will Work to raise the protein level of your existing feed. Levels of protein will be raised from 13-21% protein to 30-38% easily assimilated and superior protein. This is often enough to trigger egg laying in birds that are late bloomers. It also will pack on that vital meat to your jumbo coturnix or bobwhite quail early on.
Whether You are a farmer, homesteaders or urban garage avian enthusiast, you will appreciate regular and reliable egg and meat production. Your birds should be feeding on the highest quality and nutritious feed. The Feeder insects and the other bugs on our soon to be revealed list are the absolute highest in Protein. They will uplift your production and maintain your quail, chickens and wild game birds in a Healthy Natural state. They will be producing as they should be. So what are the Best High Protein Bugs and Insects?
What Are The Best Bugs & Insects You Can Raise Naturally To Feed Your Quail, Backyard Chickens, Pheasants & Wild Game Bird?
Organic Naturally Raised Feeder Insects That Are High In Protein Is The Answer!
Most of the top protein insects are Organic Raised Feeder Roaches. Feeder roaches are NOT the pest roaches that may infest houses or businesses. They will not infest your home even if a few escape. They require high tropical heat (steadily above 90 degrees) and high humidity. ( This is why breeding outside, in garage or shed, tucked away in closet or basement is ideal). For spouses or significant others who may put their foot down, take a look at Our Grow Your Own Starter Colonies.
Our Colonies are Raised With All Natural ORGANIC NON-GMO Feed. Remember they do not at all resemble the pest roaches. Many spouses or significant others call them “pretty rainbow beetles or some such name. Feeder roaches may be affected by the stigma of their German and European counterparts. Those are the pest roaches not native to the U.S. that most people think of when thinking of the “cockroach” moniker.
If they do escape they will not be able to survive very long. They will not be able to reproduce. These feeder roaches or “pretty rainbow beetles” are exotic or tropical insects and require the high heat environment of our colonies. Tropical Roaches require very little in care, time or investment. They will raise the protein of your game-birds to adequate levels. These bugs will also allow you to extend your food by saving on the bills. Throw in some table, food or garden scraps and check back next month. Most People find hundreds to thousands of insects to feed to their birds.
The Top 5 Insects & Feeder Roaches To Feed Your Quail, Pheasants, Backyard Chickens & Wild Game Birds Are…
1. Dubia Roaches
Dubia Are 20% Higher In Protein VS Crickets & Mealworms!
- Mealworms are very high in fat (over 40%.) You cannot feed them enough to lower the feed cost and raise protein. Doing so may encourage unhealthy fatty buildup. Unhealthy birds can quickly compromise their egg and meat production.
- Crickets as well as other worms and insects can carry diseases. They may also harbor mites and parasites unless grown Organically. Feeder Roaches do not carry these. We Start Ours in a controlled environment. We do this so you can start out Right.
- Dubia Roaches are quiet, with much less smell. They have no irritating chirping noises like crickets do.
- Dubia Roaches are relatively care free. Dump in food scraps and give a bit of water crystals. Check back next week or even next month for hundreds to thousand of babies ready for the chicken picken!
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Dubia Roach Colony Setup & Care
2. Turkistan Red Runners
Turkistan Red Runners Or Turkestan Roach is a small cricket sized very popular species. Red Runners top out at less than i inch. They are perfect for even small chicks. These roaches are very popular with Bird and Poultry as well as Reptile lovers. They are very encouraging of natural predator or foraging instincts. Feed Extra Protein to Your Quail or Chicks with them. These roaches never really hide or burrow. Red Runners keep moving. This will arouse your quail, chickens and game- birds. They will awaken their natural instincts. When this happens they will snap them protein snacks up with the quickness!.
Like Dubia Feeder Roaches and the other insects on this list, the high protein content and soft easily digested body make Red Runner Roaches an ideal high protein snack. Feed them to your birds and raise their natural foraging instincts. You may notice an increase in egg and meat production. Natural foraging and other habits will awaken. Like the other insects they are much easier than crickets to raise. Of course they are much more nutritious!
Feed your quail and chickens protein rich red runners along with delicious dubia from your own backyard deli. They will love them and you for bringing these treats to their lives! Here are some benefits.
- Reproduce quickly, in a few weeks to months you can scoop them out by the cupful. These protein treats encourage natural behavior.
- Superior nutrition
- High in protein
- Easily digestable
- Easily left for long periods to multiply with little care besides semi-monthly feeding and watering.
- Do not burrow, hide or “freeze” they keep moving. This encourages natural habits in your birds.
- No odor
- No noise Red runners do not fly or climb smooth surfaces
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Care of Turkestan Red Runner Roach
3. Discoid Roaches
Discoid Roaches (Florida Legal Roaches)
Discoid Roaches are very similar in profile to Dubia Roaches. Florida does not allow dubia roaches into the state. Discoid roaches are the Florida Legal answer!
*Like Dubia Roaches Discoid Roaches are 20% Higher in protein than crickets and mealworms!
*They are lower fat than mealworms, hornworms etc. You can feed quail protein in every munch. Backyard chickens love Discoid Roaches. They will go a long way to lessen food cost and increase protein. They will in no way encourage fatty buildup. Too much dietary fat can quickly compromise their egg and meat production.
*Discoid roaches do not carry diseases, mites and parasites in a controlled growth environment.
*Like Dubia Roaches, Discoid roaches are quiet. They have much less smell and no irritating chirping noises.
*.Like Dubia Roaches, Discoids are also relatively care free, dump in food scraps and give a bit of water crystals. Check back next week or even next month for hundreds to thousand of babies to feed your quail and chickens.
Checkout Our Organic Raised Grow Your Own Discoid Roach Colony
Discoid Roach Colony Care
4. Madagascar Hisser Roaches
- Madagascar Hisser Baby Roach Nymphs.
Madagascar Hisser Nymphs are soft bodied and easy to digest. They make great feeders for birds. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches have little in common with the common American roach. (They cannot survive outside of their enclosure in most US climates. There are no fears of infestations) As pets or feeders they are very low maintenance.
Hissers are some of the fastest producers. Each female will bear up to 30 young every month. Keep a few females and a few males and you will have all the nymphs you need. Feed quail protein from the babies and small to medium nymphs. If you start producing too many for your needs just cull a few adults. The adults may be over 2 inches so feed them to bigger birds or animals.
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Madagascar Hisser Colony Setup & Care
Like Crickets, mealworms are Not the best compared to feeder roaches. Roaches like the Dubia feeder roach, Discoid, Red Runner and Madagascar Hisser Roach, are easy to come by. We carry All Organic Raised Mealworms that come in at about 24-26% Protein. You can use these to feed quail protein. Also to Chickens and other game-birds too like pheasant or Turkey. Feed quail just a few mealworms. Supplement mainly with 2-3 or more of the much lower fat and higher protein Organically Raised Feeder Roaches. With these top protein & Calcium increasing snacks listed above your poultry will be happy birds!