Since I picked up my two button quail chicks, I have been scouring the internet for information on game bird feed alternatives, but it seems most people simply opt for the convenience of prepackaged feed. Forgive me if I missed a major thread somewhere, but as an aspiring homesteader, hardcore DIYer, and someone with a keen interest in the actual part-by-part diet of my animals, I would love to get some experienced input on what these little birds need in a daily meal, in some form other than nutrient percentages. I have plenty of time, access to bulk seed and grain, and no issue with chopping fresh produce or rendering bone and meat for my animals - all the better if it means not wasting the remains of my own meals. An interest in entomophagy means I also have a mealworm culture starting up which will hopefully soon be accompanied by a few other insect-keeping projects. Anybody have some advice to offer? I'd like to point out I'm not looking for a 'cheap alternative', I'd just like to know and control exactly what they are eating.