So, I have just a few Quail left alive from my auction purchase a few months ago. They were not in the best of condition, and it was COLD at the auction, and lots of them were young (those all died) I lost two more last week when I was away, I *think* the issue there is feed. Its cold here in NY, and will be colder still soon! They're obviously not doing well on layer (18%) and the best I can find here so far is 24% chick starter. (They seem to do better on that) Anyone have any feed suggestions? Is 24% good enough? I read on some sites they needed like 30%, only I cannot find 30% feed, the feed store has medicated 28% turkey starter, can I use that? Or suggestions as to what I need to add to the 24% to make it better? I also failed miserably at hatching Quail eggs, out of six dozen I hatched TWO (not two dozen, just two) and only one lived. Its a heathy little critter living in my living room, about three weeks old. Can it go outside to join the rest I haven't killed yet? :O A friend of mine had a bunch of her Quail outside in a little hutch, and they seemed fine, and were laying (mine aren't, I think there are still a couple females left) What am I doing wrong? Mine are in the garage, please tell me I don't have to have Quail in the house all winter!