So here is the issue. I had a hard time finding 30% protein food for my Coturnix quail awhile so my birds where only getting 22%. They seemed to be ok with the food but they got to 10 weeks old and still no eggs. So I figured the feed was the problem. Did some calling around and found a place that was a bit of a drive but they had Purina plumage feed with a 30% protein. So I got it and put the birds on it. After only three days I had two of the 4 females laying eggs and after a week they all where. Great news right? Well here is the rub. Now that I switched them to this food there poop is now very wet and pretty stinky. Their poop never smelt this bad before ever. As another side note. I kept feeding my Gamble quail the 22% feed and their poop stayed the same. I tried last week to switch them to the higher protein to see what happens. Their poop hasn't loosend up yet, but they where very good birds as far as not wasting any food. A one litter food bin would last them 1 1/2 weeks. After two days of the new food I had to refill it. There was a lot of waste every where, but it seemed like they may be eating more. Any thoughts? I was told loosened poop could be to much protein now lol.