Hi - New member here. I've been browsing the forums the past few weeks trying to increase my knowledge on raising quail. I have found a wealth of information on this forum, and I like the friendliness of the members and that there seems to be a well knit community. I began my journey in raising quail this past July when I received 50 3-week old quail from a fellow breeder. At first, I thought I would raise them until they were full grown and then add them to my family's food supply. That didn't come to pass. My direction has changed and this coming spring, I am planning on incubating the eggs from the hens. I would like to be able to supply a steady stream of both eggs and meat for my family. I have read a plethora of information on incubating, in addition to the dietary needs of soon-to-be breeding quail. However, in all my searching, I was unable to find out if I can do what the title of this post says. Does anyone know if you can feed quail breeders crushed chicken egg shells? I have read that quail need additional calcium supplements prior to and during their breeding stage. I know that crushed oyster shells are the preferred choice, but I thought I might be able to use all the eggs shells that I usually put into our compost. Any information that anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.