I didn't see the quail. I don't guess they would last long at all doing a Mitt Romney they are delicate creatures. But ducks? They seem to travel frequently on top of trucks. Is it really an issue for them?
lol...I hear ya. I've never transported any birds (ducks or otherwise) that didn't have a wind block. The OP hasn't told us what he's driving or at least I don't know if this is P/U bed or inside a Suburban. 5 days is a long time on the road. Weather, road wind, temps, heat, type of crate, bird separation...would think a lot of things might matter to the condition of the birds over 5 days not to mention the humane treatment of such.