We recently gave all our quail some pellet feed--it was recommended by the guy at Southern States so we could avoid medicated food. But, it seems that 80% of the pellets have been wasted, pecked out of the feeder and fallen to the poopy ground below. Ugh. I took a bucket of the pellets and tried to grind them in my food processor. Ha. Silly me. It just made a fine powdery dust plus half-size pellets. I finally went out and found some crumbles feed, but I'm left with 2 questions: What to do with the leftover 50# pellets? And, how to prevent food wastage? I use a variety of feeders for the bobs and coturnix; none seems to help them just eat the silly food. They really want to spill it all over.