Hi guys, I’ve been raising about 12 coturnix adult quails on the ground for their eggs. When I got them the first time, they’re already over 6 weeks. So I’ve been feeding them 24% for quite a while. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/dumor-chick-starter-24-50-lb?cm_vc=-10005 And they seem to be healthy and happy. They basically give healthy egges daily as well. So I’d assume 24% works for those adult birds. I could go higher but I don’t see the necessity. But now I’m planning to raise some coturnix chicks. I was told chicks may need higher protein feed. Is it true? If so, what protein percentage should I go for? Thank you. Another off-topic question. I’ve been raising mealworms for my quails too. Recently, I came up with an interesting question of necessity and purpose of those “caves” for them. So lots of people put paper egg trays or toilet paper rolls on their substrates for them to climb or hide. And most people say it’s not necessary but it’s good to have those in their bins. I assume people do this because bettles or mealworms hate daylight and most people put their bins somewhere they’ll have to deal with the daylight. But I’ve been keeping my mealworms or beetles bins in my basement. And I’m sure as long as I don’t turn on lights in my basement, it’s pretty dark all the time. So I started to question the necessity and purpose of these “caves” for them, especially if beetles will lay eggs on those papers and eat their own eggs after, that’s not what I want. Any thoughts? Thank you.