I mentioned this in another thread kind of randomly, but I still have it on my mind, so here goes as its own thread. From my understanding coturnix don't go broody often because its more or less been bred out of them as a requirement for survival. I'm wondering if it can be brought back with selective breeding and opinions on this in general, such as pros/cons, do you think it'd be possible, strategies to attempt it like replicating their natural environment more, group/colony set up, just any ideas really. Also from my understanding, the whole quail raising thing started in ancient times basically, before electricity/modern tech. How'd they raise/hatch them out back then? Is there any information on this? For my own mental list of pros and cons, the best I have so far are: pro's natural/greener less equipment no reliance on electricity (survivalists?) a more hands off approach to raising them COOL cons probably more hit and miss hatch rates maybe effect their laying, how often and how long? do they reliably lay an egg a day in the wild like they do in captivity? possibly require better cage set ups to make things more natural vs your typical wire bottom cage with no nesting material I think what made me think about this is that any quail search I do usually pulls up a survivalist like page/forum, and I always think "lol jokes on you, gl hatching them with no electricity in that kind of scenario". But after that I just thought it was an interesting idea, trying to return the behavior, and something that I don't think anyone has attempted (that I've read about).