i am hoping to be as self sufficient as possible. i am looking into coturnix quail for a bit and they seem to fit my needs. i was wondering what i might be able to grow or harvest to feed them myself. i understand they need lots of protien,etc so i am not expecting to be able to feed them completely without a bought ration. but every little bit helps. corn- can they eat it? i'm thinkin yes because i am readin that people start or grow them completely on chicken/turkey starter/mash. what would be best for them, indian corn that will be cracked or sweet corn cut from the cob and dried? (dried so it will store a bit so i could have some in the winter though i could feed it on the cob for them to peck at i suppose in the summer). and i say indian corn because that is what i have seed to grow. sunflower seed- i have alot of seed saved from last years garden and i want to try planting some black seeds from the birdseed bags i buy (i feed them to the rabbits) and see how they grow. the seed i have saved up isnt black. its black/grey/white striped seeds. not sure of the name of the packet it was from. i would also crack these to feed them. what other foods can they have? any that are harmful or poisonous? other then avocado. which is the onlyt hing i have read anywhere that is poisonous to quail... any garden plants or wild plants that i could harvest? thanks!