I had to go out for 10 days, at the start of winter break (21st Dec). I fed my quails and what not and left to Boston (from Canada by car) When i got back home (Jan. 1) i found out 1 out of 2 of my white hens had died. Also, my started feed had ran out and my mom bought some B.S 8% wild bird feed. My mom also said they stopped laying. (They still had mating colours on) I started feeding em, almond shells, almonds without shells (crushed), pears, yogurt, boiled eggs, and shells. Now today i saw my other white sitting on floor huddled up, i found out she was egg-bound, i helped her take egg out (first warm water for 1 min, then manually with 2-3 fingers for 10-15 mins), i kept checking on them and found another wild one in that state, helped her remove egg. (All the way, her cord-thing came out, both of their eggs were white) I checked some other quails, they had their eggs in about half-way, and right at the top. I tried to help some, they moved and squirmed and appeared as if they didn't need help. Should i put them off laying for couple weeks/months? (females have been mated too much also, lost head feathers) Is it a lack of protein, or calcium? Also my male button has 3 partners and has some feathers (bald spot) on top of his tail (more up from his tail, a little), what is this from? Thanks in advance.