Hi everyone! I'm a newbie and I obtained my Jumbo Pharoah Cots on April 15. I keep seeing info that coturnix quail rarely hatch their own chicks, hence the need for incubators. I have 5 birds, 4 hens and a rooster that are now 13 weeks old. I am enjoying them so much that, on May 31, I began collecting eggs to put in the incubator. (I should have a new coop built by the time they are out of the brooder, if they hatch.) On June 1, in the evening after collecting that day's lay, I put 8 eggs (yes that's 2 days lay, I'm starting very small) in the incubator. The birds were very upset at my taking the eggs, so I let them keep their lay from June 2. The hens laid all their eggs in one nest. One of the hens was making clucking noises like a chicken when she laid her egg, so funny.) They and the roo then proceeded to bury the eggs in the straw nest they made. They appear to be taking turns checking on the eggs and sitting on them. Even the roo is participating. This morning, they uncovered the eggs and the roo was moving them around in the nest. The birds are taking turns sitting on the nest today. I get the feeling that my birds are participating in a community hatch attempt. My girls lay their eggs in the evening, so I don't know what they are going to do with today's lay. I haven't seen anything like this in my limited research. Anybody have any thoughts on what they are up to?