Calcium will also prove important most certainly for the hens. A hen in the wild lays one to two clutches of eggs a year. In captivity they can not determine the seasons and continually lay throughout the year. This continual laying of eggs deplete the hens of calcium quickly. Adding crushed oyster shell calcium to the feed mix will help replenish her calcium give your hens continuing health.
Finch seed can be mixed into your feed. It can give your quail added vitamins and essential oils. Chinese Blue Breasted quail should not be feed only finch seed as it has oils that can become fattening and the protein levels are too low, but adding it to the mixture can be a healthy benefit.
Like other birds these quail to enjoy treats such as greens, sprouts, and meal worms. Be careful to avoid avocado as it can be toxic to birds. A favorite is meal worms. If using meal worms feed sparingly. Meal worms are a high fat food in some cases mealworms are bred to be even higher in fat as well as fed high fat food for the reptile industry. If a quail becomes overweight even if they visually don't appear heavy they can have health issues and hens can become egg bound not being able to pass the egg through fat deposits. Males who are fed meal worms and special treats will often feed them to the hen as an offering. She maybe getting twice as many as she was fed by eating his offering and hers.
Many owners choose to hard boil the excess of quail eggs and feed them back to the birds shell and all giving them calcium and proteins back. When doing this be careful not to overfeed. The boiled egg can become bad and rot in the cage if it is not completely eaten.
If you are keeping these quail as a clean up crew for aviaries it is important to still feed the quail their own feed. They each 8-10 times their own weight each day and most other cage birds like parakeets and finches wont drop enough feed to satisfy the quail but also the food content may not be suitable.