I was reading Niki's post on the 'egg laying has begun' thread, which reminded me of what the breeder I got a lot of my eggs from told me. He said that he had been having problems with fertility in his eggs, until he went to a high protein feed. My feed store carries gamebird starter (24% protein), turkey starter (28% protein), and can order gamebird layena (19%). Originally, I was feeding mine flock raiser, which is 20% protein. It works as a starter/grower/maintenance feed, for all birds except turkeys. Turkeys, though, can have it after either 6 or 8 weeks, can't remember which. My jumbo browns were kind of hit-and-miss on egg laying. Out of 10 females, I would get 7 or 8 eggs daily, where the tuxedos and A&Ms were laying daily, each bird. So I decided to get the layena. This has to be special ordered, which is no biggie, unless I run out. Then I'd have to wait for it. The jumbos are now giving me 9-10 eggs a day, but still not as good as I'd like So, do you think it would be okay to feed the quail the turkey starter/grower? I should probably have some anyway, since I have baby game birds, but I don't have the space to keep umpteen million bags of feed!! So would the starter/grower and some oyster shell be all right? Any opinions welcome!!