The Nutritional Requirements of Quails

It is vital to know the nutritional requirements of quails in order to formulate a well-balanced feed or diet for quails. No quail will perform well if not fed with the right feed that contains all the essential nutrients needed for great body function or production.

As a quail farmer, you should have this information handy as it’s going to help when formulating quail feed. The nutritional requirements for quails at different ages are presented in the tables below.

Quail (0-3 Weeks)

NutrientsRequirements
Metabolizable Energy (ME)2900 kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)24.5% (min)
Crude Fat5% (max)
Crude Fibre (CF)5% (max)
Calcium1.0% (min)
Total Phosphorus0.7% (min)
Available Phosphorus0.45% (min)
Lysine1.41% (min)
Methionine0.44% (min)
Methionine + Cystine0.95% (min)

Quail (4-10 Weeks)

NutrientsRequirements
Metabolizable Energy (ME)3100 kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)19.5% (min)
Crude Fat6% (max)
Crude Fibre (CF)5% (max)
Calcium0.9% (min)
Total Phosphorus0.65% (min)
Available Phosphorus0.4% (min)
Lysine1.15% (min)
Methionine0.38% (min)
Methionine + Cystine0.84% (min)

Quail Breeder

NutrientsRequirements
Metabolizable Energy (ME)2800 kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP)20% (min)
Crude Fat5% (max)
Crude Fibre (CF)5% (max)
Calcium3.5% (min)
Total Phosphorus0.65% (min)
Available Phosphorus0.45% (min)
Lysine1.10% (min)
Methionine0.44% (min)
Methionine + Cystine0.79% (min)
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