Well, I was posting on another forum, and someone jumped my gun, basically telling me that my quail will die and they eat garbage because I don't feed gamebird food. I feed Dumor chicken starter (24% I think). He went off on some wild tangent about how his birds all died when he tried to raise quail, and that you can't use an incubator if it doesn't have an automatic turner, etc, etc. All of this because I made a post about how the nutrition in quail is better than the nutrition in a rat (higher calcium even). He went off on me because around here, rats cost $6, and with that cost, the cost of raising rats, and the nutrition being better in quail, I wanted to switch the balls over completely to quail. *Sigh* Why do people have to be such jerks about everything? All I wanted to know was if there were any other reasons not to feed quail to balls, and he insulted me because he could buy rats for $1 and I couldn't... Has anyone else had massive dieoffs simply because they used a chicken starter instead of gamebird food with extra suppliments? I've never heard of such a thing, and I've been using it for the buttons since I got them, and the breeder I bought them from was using the same thing for his quail. So, was this some random fluke, is the guy an idiot, or what? Has anyone ever heard of massive dieoffs simply because they used chicken starter instead?