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#6329644 - 06/09/16 06:48 PM Do quail like maize?
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Have access to several hundred pounds of maize. Just curious if quail like it and if it is healthy for them.

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#6329685 - 06/09/16 07:12 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Dove like it
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#6329718 - 06/09/16 07:42 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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#6329721 - 06/09/16 07:45 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Spread it. Don't put it in feeders. They love it.
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#6329834 - 06/09/16 09:06 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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How does maize compare to milo as an attractant?

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#6329849 - 06/09/16 09:18 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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maize = milo
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#6330015 - 06/10/16 05:30 AM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: JeremyKS]
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Originally Posted By: JeremyKS
maize = milo
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#6330050 - 06/10/16 07:13 AM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: JeremyKS]
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Originally Posted By: JeremyKS
maize = milo


I concur.
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#6330105 - 06/10/16 08:03 AM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Thank you all.

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#6330179 - 06/10/16 09:25 AM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Spread it. Don't put it in feeders. They love it.

I agree with this. Feeders make it too easy for predators.
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#6333440 - 06/13/16 10:28 AM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Yep - no telling how many coveys I've jumped up while pheasant hunting in a milo field. Many many many.

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#6367406 - 07/12/16 08:00 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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They love the hell out of it but it doesn't last long, all the little chit birds get in on the game, that's why I only feed whole corn.
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#6367513 - 07/12/16 09:49 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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I mix in a bag of milo with my corn in the feeders.
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#6368316 - 07/13/16 06:08 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: TTT Ranch]
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I would use a large seed to feed other than milo. A quail will have to spend to much time in the open picking up as many grains of milo as it needs to fill its craw than if you us a larger grain/seed size. That larger seed means less time eating and exposed to predators. Also look at higher protein value seed vs that value of milo/corn.
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#6368345 - 07/13/16 06:37 PM Re: Do quail like maize? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I would use a large seed to feed other than milo. A quail will have to spend to much time in the open picking up as many grains of milo as it needs to fill its craw than if you us a larger grain/seed size. That larger seed means less time eating and exposed to predators. Also look at higher protein value seed vs that value of milo/corn.
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