So I picked up 20 Ga Giant Bobwhites last Friday and they are about a week and a half old. Then I have 60+ Coturnix eggs due to hatch Saturday not really expecting a great hatch due to some of my eggs being too old(2.5 weeks cause I only have 4 birds laying) and this being my first attempt at incubating and raising bird babies. My questions being: 1. What is the easiest way to grind food for these things? The 20 I have now eat faster than I can grind already. I am using a pepper mill. Gotta be an easier way. What is it? Or is there a food i can buy that is small enough not to need grinding? 2. When i turn off the auto turner on Wednesday would it be better to just lay the eggs out on their sides or take the racks out of the turner set them in the bottom of the incubator and leave the eggs in them. I do not have or know where to get quail size egg crates. 3.I had a rubbermaid box set up with a light and everything but am now using it for my bobwhites. Am I correct in assuming they will still be in need of this set up come Saturday and that I need to go purchase another lamp and box for my upcoming hatch. Do the new birds need a solid floor under the heat lamp to stay warm enough or could i go ahead and build a brooder with a wire floor.