We recently acquired a small (ahem) flock of quail and are in the process of hatching out our first batch of eggs. I would like to supplement their feed with some fodder. I'm already growing some for the chickens, since their free-ranging days are numbered as winter sets in.
The mix I have at the moment is lentils, navy beans, pinto beans and hard red wheat.
Is the above mixture quail friendly? I'm going to add some barley, oats, alfalfa and possibly some organic corn into the next batch. I just need to justify to the hubs that this will work before I go get more ingredients and containers.
As a kind of bonus question...how do quail feel about small fish? I'm going to start a large tank for guppies and/or minnows for the ducks. Invariably, the chickens will eat some of them. Are they good for the quail, or should these little guys stick to little bugs/worms?