i use a 3 gallon plastic waterer and a metal poultry feeding trough with my Bobwhites but the waterer recently broke and i'm thinking of switching my feeding method as well since so much of the feed goes to waste in the trough. firstly, the waterer i've got is a heated poultry waterer that looks like this: it worked great through the winter and the rest of the year too but then it sprung a leak somewhere and was soaking the inside of their pen so i had to take it out. i have another one of these same heated waterers that i used to use for my chickens before i switched them to a metal waterer w/heated base but the spare heated waterer is filthy and was in with the chickens for years so i dont know how safe it would be to use for the quail, even after being washed out. normally i'd just buy another waterer but the heated kind aren't cheap ($50+) so i'd like to use the one i used with the chickens if possible. would i be able to? and if yes what method should i use to clean it out? i'm guessing a bleach solution would be best but i dont know what % solution to use..i googled it and found results ranging from 1/4 cup bleach to a gallon (1.5% solution) all the way to a half/half mixture (50% solution). i want it to be strong enough to totally disinfect the thing but not strong enough to hurt the quail when they drink from it. my other question is about their feeder. the metal trough i've been using looks like this: it's about 18" long and i have it raised up on bricks to keep them from dirtying it too much but they often will knock it off the bricks onto the floor, spilling the feed everywhere. the space they're in doesn't really allow for a bucket feeder so i need either a different type of feeder that takes up roughly the same amount of room but that won't have the spilling/waste problem or a way to stabilize the trough they've got now so that they don't spill and waste so much feed. any ideas?