I've had a group of button quail for a while now, I separated a single pair (2) out of the nine total, and they're in a smaller cage on top of the larger cage with the other 7 birds in it. I must say I do not know gender. I've been assuming the two silvers with the "Beards" are males, and a little bluebreasted/blueface is a male. I've been assuming that most of the others are girls, also that the two silver tuxedos are females too. But I honestly couldn't tell you for certain (I can get pictures if someone wants to help me out) but the guy I adopted them from said he was getting 4-5 eggs a day. I haven't gotten eggs yet and i got them around may 1st, may 4th-ish.
I know it hasn't been that long but I got a cotournix girl to go along with my young flock of 4 and she kept laying after she got a super stressful foot surgery even! Never skipped a day (what a trooper, Lol)
I keep them in our under cover porch, covered at night for warmth, I feed them parakeet seeds because they seem to like them, I haven't feed them calcium or regular feed recently since they're not laying and I dont want to give them too much calcium (and they dont really eat the regular food) I don't really harass them, only a few times when cleaning the cage, and I had to clean their feet off a bit the other day.
My major concern is they're in a fairly high activity and always freak out when we pass by. Could this be "resetting their internal clock" so to say? Do they need to be somewhere where we don't pass by so often? I will check the pair's nest today but I dont think we've gotten eggs from them or the group. :/