Hi all, My coturnix are approaching 10 weeks old and have not started laying. Coming into winter, we have only 10 hours of daylight here at the moment. Plus, their enclosure is in a shaded area, so they are probably only getting 9 hours max of light. I'm looking at the LED candles with timers that have been suggested here. But it seems battery life will be an issue. I'm not keen on paying for something that will need batteries replaced every few weeks. My past experience with solar lights that come on as the light fades, is that as they run out of stored energy they gradually dim. So they don't really stay well-lit for 4-5 hours and then just immediately turn off plunging the quail into darkness. So I am not sure why they are generally not recommended. Does anyone have recommendations for inexpensive lighting options (in Australia) that have worked for you? I've purchased those string lighting things plus path lights from Bunnings in the past, but they only seemed to last for a few months before totally dying so I was hoping for something better. cheers, Chelle.