Great news! Last night after I got home from work I saw that the quail had eaten ALL their fermented food and seemed to still be hungry. Now I need to experiment to see how much they eat each day so I can allow them free choice/as much as they want, but not have a lot left over that goes to waste since I don't trust leaving fermented food out for days and days. I had given them three little ceramic bowls of food and then sprinkled some crumbles around. The bowls hold a half cup each. This is basically what I came home to.... I replaced the three empty bowls with three new ones so they could have an evening snack. This morning they were about 90% empty again. So this morning I still gave them three bowls, but I filled them up fuller than yesterday. They all jumped right on it. I think they are already starting to associate me with food. What are peoples thoughts about "chick" feeders? Do the quail get their heads in there ok? I have a few of these and I am sure I could use them for fermented feed as long as the quail would be able to get their beaks down to the bottom of the feeder.