I have a few Currie feeders out there already filled with milo. They placed on the on the edge of plum thickets with the holes positioned so that the birds are well protected by the thicket while they are feeding. A couple have been in place long enough that the thickets have expanded around them. It's difficult to fill them, but it provides better protection.
I've read that quail have high body temps (over 100 degrees) that they must maintain. So if it gets cold enough, long enough - they can die of starvation standing on a bushel of milo. Bet more than one person here knows whether that is true or not.How long can quail and phez survive if food sources are covered up in this weather?