Hi guys! About 19 days ago, I set 99 Coturnix eggs (a mixture of Jumbo Browns, Texas A & M's, and Tibetans) that were shipped from an ebay seller. They started hatching Friday night. I just pulled another 10 from the 'bator a few minutes ago, and it looks like we have 3 or 4 more late hatchers working their way out, and we'll be done - which should put us at about 50 babies. We did have one little "failure to thrive" weakling that we culled - he hatched on Saturday, and by last night it was obvious that he wasn't going to make it...but ALL the rest of the babies are doing great, running around and eating and drinking like MAD! The vast majority of them are Browns (some of them have sort of a cinnamony-red tinge to them - are those a different color?), I think we're up to 7 or 8 Texas A & M's, and just 2 Tibetans. I have all the empty eggshells in a box to count when we're done to see exactly how many ended up hatching - it's easier than counting those fast little buggers in the brooder! I have them on Home Grown brand Game Bird Starter (30%), I'm using a chick waterer with rocks in the bottom (no one's drowned yet!), and I do have the younger hatchlings separated from the older ones, since the hatch has dragged on for 4 days now. They are in a brand new brooder that hasn't been used for chicks, and will ONLY be used for quail - I DO have ducks and chickens as well, and I know that you shouldn't mix quail and chickens! I'm a first time quail owner, and I just want to make sure I'm doing everything right! So, I do have a couple questions: - About how many degrees per week can I lower the brooder temperature? - How many weeks before they're weaned off the heat and able to live outside in the early spring in Wisconsin? The ones we keep will be going into this pen (with a roof on it, of course!). It's 4' x 8' split into 4 different sections - I figure we'll be able to fit a quad (1 male and 3 females) per section - is that reasonable? - When should I switch them from the Game Bird Starter to the 22% protein Game Bird Developer? And I think that's it for the moment! Thanks!