THe lost quail came back....I was out there just before true dawn and I could hear the quail in the pen calling for the rooster (never heard them before unless I was right at the pen, they are quiet!!) and as soon as I got near the coop I saw the little rooster calling back pathetically and heading to the coop. All I had to do was open the door to the run.
I was surprised no one tried to come out, but the little rooster scurried in and there was a reunion! They all got in a huddle and kind of stayed that way. All very cautious in the pen, as if there is a monster hiding in the ragweed.
Still not sure what I am going to do come winter with water for them. They walk right through the water dish - I've switched them to a chick waterer which will work fine, but in winter? A dog dish would be way too big. An oil pan heater type thingy....same deal. maybe they will only get water once a day....what do they do in the wild?
klop klop, lucky that you can see at the farmers market.