Suggestion ....first of all coturnix lay year round no seasonal if you have a light fix for them . Just give more lighting and trust eggs will come I keep mine indoors and it just helps with lighting more eggs and easier clean up with the style cages I have again
I’ve never used a dimmer (though the idea seem well fitting for adjusting temps )and never had issues or chicks die off .my setup was similar .without a dimmer I would suggest a dark hut that’ll be cooler so they can adjust to their needs
so I’m incubating and not so informed with genetics.was curious if my Texas a&m hen and my pharaoh males fertile eggs hatch what color variation will come from it ?will they chicks be white ,brown,mixed ???any ideas?
Many complicate it more then it should .i keep six quail indoors in rabbit cages .clean regularly and don’t have issues at all with dander .ita also helped with the aroma .but a pull out traysand wire floors so they won’t kick up the shaving dust/poop comes to help and keeps eggs clean