Ha yeah I know what you mean. Aside from medication, I can grow my own feed, but I don't know a good quail recipeI have managed to get them to pay their own way. Chick and egg sales pays for their feed, medications and egg cartons. Every time I have saved some of their own earned money, I improve something to make them more comfortable...... And poof all their money is gone! However my chickens are my only self-sustaining hobby.