i have a cotornix hen sitting a nest of eggs. ive always heard they wouldnt do that in captivity. shes got 8 eggs under her. i tried to put a nothern bobwhite egg in there when she got off to eat and she went crazy and pushed it out the nest. i dont know if i have any males so they might not hatch. i have 8 quail and usuall get 5 eggs a day.