Hi all, I am brand new to this forum and to raising quail. My cousin incubates and raises quail. He had a "bad batch" of eggs that he ordered and only two (out of twenty eggs) hatched. I joked about wanting them, me being a bird lover. He has a new batch of eggs coming, so he decided to give me the two quail for Christmas. Both male. They have been doing pretty well. I have a heat lamp, I clean their cage twice a day, keep them inside the garage - everything seems fine.... but I noticed that one of the quail has had a sort of twitch in his neck, to where he looks like he has a stiff neck. Today I noticed he was kind of stumbling around a little bit more, so I decided to stick my hand next to him, and I really think that he was maybe born blind in one eye. Has anyone ever heard of this? Will it progress and get worse? I took these two in for pets only. I have no interest in breeding or eating. I like them as pets for my yard. My second concern is, there are only two. When I clean their cage and separate them for even a second, they cry and cry until they are re-united. The other one is fat and healthy and in perfect condition. Can they live alone? If his brother does pass, what am I going to do for my healthy guy? I'm so worried about them both and my cousin says I am coddling them. Thanks all.... I really hope my little one eyed fella pulls through. He seemed healthy this entire time and maybe I am just worrying too much. But even my mom looked at him when he was only a week old and said "Oh, what's wrong with that one?" "NOTHING!", I replied, hehe. Obviously in denial.