Hello everyone, I am just getting started and 12 coturnix eggs are due to hatch in a week or so. All of the supplies have arrived and I am really excited to get started with quails. So far I have Gamebird food, Homemade no mess feeder (from these forums - someone's ingenious idea), grit, oyster shells, heavy duty grinder, wheat berries for sprouting, a coop, infrared lamp and heating pad. I have been reading these forums a lot in the last week and have a good general idea what to do/not to do. Couple questions to all you gurus: 1. Fermenting food - what are the advantages/disadvantages and how do you ferment it? 2. Are there any homemade food recipies (ie cooked) for quails? Can they eat cooked soy beans? 3. I don't recall seeing if you can feed mealworms to quails and how much? 4. Do quails like any toys in the coop?