I just thought others would benefit from my latest experience through the first week upgrading to the Ecoglow 50 for ~100 bobwhite quail. I had searched and was unable to find much information about using the EG50 with quail. My particular questions were "how low to set the panel?" and "how many chicks is too many?". In the past, I had been using a combination of a heat lamp to start the chicks for a week or so in conjunction with an Ecoglow 20 (the lowest setting on the EG20 wasn't low enough for the bobs), but increased incubator capacity and hatching necessitated the increase of brooder space/heat. Pros: Able to go as low as necessary to warm the birds (Ended up deciding to start the back side at 1-1/4" and the front at 1-1/2") Able to offset sides to allow the birds to self regulate how much heat (vs the EG20) ~1/4 the electricity cost of a 250W Lamp Diminished fire hazard Cons: Hard to see under the panel to gauge distribution of chicks. Lost 13 Chicks, 5 of which were mysterious under the panel deaths. Chicks need to learn to go back under the panel, maybe I gave them "too much" space, but the other problem I had was chicks getting too far away and trying to huddle rather than retreat to the EG50. Have not had any problems with fighting to date, so starting ~100 chicks seems to be within reason. I was happy enough with it to order another.