This morning i went out to check on the quail and grab their eggs. One of the females is missing a bunch of feathers on her back where the males usually bite. She was also protecting one VERY large egg! Will post pics of her and the egg later. She didnt want me to take her egg either. I also noticed one of the males mounting another female---something that i havent seen before. I have 9 coturnix in an area 10x2x2 ft. they are in the garage until the new cages in the coop are finished. they have artificial light for 14 hours a day. I was wondering if i should isolate her or how or why this happened? Thanks and pics coming later.