VERY HARD TO RAISE! Not for the beginner quail raiser! As chicks, they will peck toes and it is hard to get them to start eating as chicks. When they are hatched, cut up mealworms into small pieces and feed for the fist few days. They will need a 28% Protien feed as chick, and Mazuri Gamebird starter and breeder is best for them at all ages. As young adults place them in a wire pen and feed Mazuri Gamebird Maintenese feed.