Hi, everyone, I'm brand new here, and also new to button quail. We came into a mated trio (one male, two females) that some fool was planning to "let go in the wild" here in northern Oregon. The three get along really well, and the two hens were getting broody and possessive with their eggs last month, so we decided to try letting them hatch some kids. The two hens started joint-incubating (taking turns or sometimes both at once) a clutch of about 8 eggs 18 days ago. I think there were only 5 eggs when they started sitting, but I'm not positive. No idea when the last three eggs came into play. Most everything I've read has said that 16 days is the standard for natural incubation, though it can take longer in an incubator. Has anyone had successful hatches of button quail chicks past the 16th day? How long should I let them keep sitting? At what point should I be certain that none of these little guys are going to hatch? So far, no pips, no audible peeps, and no visible egg rocking. Thanks!