BATAIR (Quail) FEED

  • Breed Name: Quail
  • Quail is a collective terminology given to a group of many genera of mid-sized birds placed in the order Galliformes
  • Collective noun for a group of quail is called a flock or covey or bevy
  • Based on the timeline, quails are divided in two groups:
  • Old World Quails. Placed collectively in the family Phasianidae
  • New World Quail. Placed collectively in the family Odontophoridae
  • Mass: 96 g (Large Adult)
  • Many larger species of quails are farm-raised for table food or egg consumption, and are hunted on game farms or in the wild
  • Feeding & Diet:
    • Around 90% of the quail’s feed come from the plant materials
    • In wild, adults quails eat fruits, seeds, leaves and flowers from grasses, herbs, shrubs and trees. Also eat berries, sporangia, waste and non waste grain, catkins, plant galls and insects
    • In captivity, 80% of quail’s diet should consist on seeds and grains and 20%on fruits and vegetables
    • Alternatively, commercially prepared the poultry feed can also be given to quails in proper farming module
    • Quails also love to eat various types of insects as an extra source of protein
    • Quail chicks almost exclusively depend on insects for the first few weeks of their live
  • Reproduction Facts:
    • Quails have high reproductive potentials. It lays 12 to 15 eggs per clutch
    • Quail start laying eggs starting from Spring till Autumns. Since quails take 2-6 weeks to get comfortable in their new environment, set up the habitat a few weeks before you plan to start breeding your birds