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Nutrient Requirements of Bobwhite Quail a

Nutrient Requirements of Bobwhite Quail a

Energy base kcal ME/kg dietb

Starting 2,800

Growing 2,800

Breeding 2,800

Protein (%)

26

20

24

Glycine + serine (%)

Lysine (%)

Methionine + cystine (%)

1.0

0.75

0.90

Linoleic acid (%)

1

1

1

Calcium (%)

0.65

0.65

2.4

Phosphorus, available (%)

0.45

0.30

0.7

Sodium (%)

0.15

0.15

0.15

Chlorine (%)

0.11

0.11

0.11

Iodine (mg)

0.3

0.3

0.3

Riboflavin (mg)

3.8

3.0

4.0

Pantothenic acid (mg)

12

9

15

Niacin (mg)

30

30

20

Choline (mg)

1,500

1,500

1,000

a Requirements are listed as percentages or as mg/kg of diet. For values not listed, see requirements of laying hens ( Nutrient Requirements of Laying Hens at Different Feed Intakes a) and leghorn-type chickens ( Linoleic Acid, Mineral, and Vitamin Requirements of Leghorn-type Chickens a) as a guide.

b These are typical dietary energy concentrations.

Adapted, with permission, from Nutrient Requirements of Poultry, 1994, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, Washington, DC.