I just went to clean out the pen for my older quail, they are about weeks and i have them in a tote just the required size for all 11 of them. I have to clean the pen frequently, they spill the water and food so much so i'm afraid of mold growng so i've been very strict about checking under the newspaper lining and in their food surrounding the plate i lay their food on and the water. i didn't find any mold and it didn't smell like anything but wet grain. so to clairify no noticable fungi or mold cultures to show. While putting them back into their pen one of them drooled, i tried googling it but i really couldn't find a thing, it kept taking out the drooling part of "quail drooling" so i thought i might ask you all what you thought? i read that they had to be 5 weeks to withstand low temps outside and being as it drops in the 60's here i've not put them out yet. next friday they will be 5 weeks. I hope they aren't sick i would hate for that to be the case. their wings were dirty from them laying in the wet food when they went to sleep but none of them have cuts or scrapes, they are acting normal. i don't know what it could be? thank you for your replies!