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Make sure the feed is high in protein - 24-30%. And that you supply them with extra calcium (powdered oyster shell, for instance) in a separate bowl. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for them to start laying, when a major change has happened. But if you add more birds, they might consider that a major change as well.
Be very careful when adding the new birds. If you just throw them into the cage, they might start fighting. Usually it's recommended to house the quail beside each other for 1-2 weeks, before placing them together in a cage that is new to all of them.
Edited by DK newbie - 5/3/16 at 12:43pm
How old are they? That could also impact things. When I got mine, it was assumed that they were already mature enough to lay, but from what I saw regarding their continued growth after I got them and also since some are STILL not laying for me, I suspect mine were a range of ages when I got them.