Hi. I'm fairly new to quail and certainly have never hatched out as many as I did this time....I just had 42 born on Monday! I only had 48 cortunix eggs, so 42 births was an astounding success rate to me. Anyway, when I got up this morning there were 2 that were dead. I have them in a brooder box with a bulb for heat, though they have plenty of room to go to the other end of the box if they get to warm. One of the dead ones was abou12 inches from the bulb. The other one was literally laying in the water dispenser, though its head wasn't in the water. I feel confident it didn't drown, because I have one of those really small mason jar water dispensers and the part where the water is never gets more than like 1/10th of an inch..barely enough for them to drink from. Anyway, my main question is this: Is it fairly normal to loose a few quail soon after birth? 2 out of 42 doesnt seem that bad to me. On the other hand, I've never lost a chick before, so I'm just curious. If you all don't think its fairly normal to loose a couple chicks out of 42, then do you have any ideas? I have no other quail right not, so diseases seems unlikely. I'm just afraid this is going to continue! Thanks.