I've mentioned it before in other threads, but My 7th grader's Ag class is done with the quail they raised and used as "test subjects" for feed rations and breeding. It is their last week in school so I picked them up today!!! For Free!!! (well, I guess if you take into consideration the amount of feed I put into our son....) 30 of them are less than 3 months old and 40 of them are from last spring. The little guys are a bit crowded, but I can always make more cages this weekend. The others have been divided into groups of 5. I am feeding them 18% layer feed that I feed my hens. The Ag class has proven with these birds that they actually lay more eggs with 18% than with the 22% and 28% rations. We'll have to see. Within an hour I had 6 eggs!! One thing that is going to change tomorrow is the rabbit feeders. Within a couple hours they have thrown more feed out than they have consumed . The plan, form some metal covers, punch some 1" holes in the covers, and pray that the holes (similar to the chick feeders we use) will keep alot of the feed IN the feeder and off the floor. Why do they have to shake their heads when they eat? Or reach for the back of the feeder and spill food with their breast feathers??