Hi there guys, I bought two quail hens from someone about 5 months ago now and they were a week off being a month old. so basically 6 months. anyway, ive noticed coturnix are meant to start laying after about 6 weeks. I have an outside cage with a connected undercover room with straw and wood shavings, they have a layer crumble mix with crushed egg shells, lettuce, and sometimes a little bread each week, they have sand and dirt for dust baths and in one area i've let the grass grow so they have a nice dense hiding area. i've seen little dips in the dirt where they bury and i have one male and two female at the moment. i know their sex as he has mated with both and i have had to separate him for a week or so for their little heads to grow back feathers. But im not understanding why they haven't started laying yet. any ideas? are they just dud quails??