I was wondering if anyone has had problems with Purina feed used with quail chicks. I was trying to brood 500 bobwhite quail this summer and lost over half the chicks in the first few days. I was trying to analyze my problem and looked at the feed bags. The feed the dealer sold me the week before was over 6 months old and clumpy. Is this feed to old, or possible moldy? The pattern of the dead chicks was random. they were just dropping over all over in the brooder ring. I have had problems in the past with the chicks piling up, I think due to heat or drafts but this was not the case. I contacted Purina right away and they told me they were going to open a complaint and collect a sample from me of the feed. several months went by and nothing happened. They now will not even respond to my E-MAIL. I have always had a great deal of respect for Purina but then again I never had a problem and needed their help.