mix in the brooder?
So far my young cots have been real gentle except for the occasional one who thinks another's foot is a worm. I think the general rule for keeping young Cots together is 5 days age difference but I go about double that with no problems so far. I'm afraid the buttons would be smaller than a 5 day younger quail but you can give it a try. Week old cots won't kill them by trampling them
I always kept my buttons in their own brooder. I was too afraid that they would get trampled or dogpiled on and suffocated or beaten up.
I was ready with some wire whilst watching yesterday, so thanks for the advice. I think I need to start hatch-planning a bit better haha