Now that the new babies are here, I need to feed them (obviously). I have a bag of gamebird starter at 28% that they will be getting. What frustrates me about the feed is that the company is firmly convinced that baby quail have a baby-pigeon sized mouth that can gobble down large chunks. So inevitably for the first few days I grind up the feed into something a little easier for tiny mouths. This year I'm raising fish and bought a bunch of fish food, including food for the fry and fingerlings until they are large enough to eat real pellets. I was eyeing the fry food and it's practically a powder. The ingredients are pretty basic - fish meal, bone meal, corn meal, and so forth. However, it has a 50% protein and 16% fat. My question is, how much protein is too much? Provided this is just a "jump start" feed, would it be fine? It seems as if it would be roughly the equivalent of feeding mostly insects. I'm wondering if the immediate protein will help them grow faster without causing health problems, as will happen in waterfowl. On that note: freeze dried insects: fine or not worth it?