I've got 50 butler bobwhite eggs in the incubator right now (my first quail ever!) and some questions have come up that I'd like to put to some experienced heads around here. I'm raising them primarily as meat birds, and I'll be selecting the best to keep as breeding stock. 1. Can you toe punch quail or are their feet too tiny? 2. Feed. I'm trying to decide whether to feed organic or not. I have found a local organic soy- and GMO-free feed supplier, but the highest protein she carries is turkey at 23%. Will that work? I was told I could supplement with fish meal to increase the protein. Does anyone do this? There's also a feed store nearby that sells conventional gamebird feed. This would certainly be more convenient. Does anyone raise organic birds? Is there a big difference in taste and growth rates? I think I wouldn't have much trouble selling extra organic meat around here for a higher price, so that's not an issue. Also, any creative ideas for additives that will improve the quality of the meat? Meal worms? Veggies? Alfalfa? Anything NOT to feed them? And do bobwhites have any special food needs or preferences? From what I've read they seem in general a higher-maintenance creature than the coturnix. Thanks, folks!