Heya! Quite exciting! My coturnix female is almost to hatching day! She started sitting properly on the eggs when she had seven eggs in the nest. Carried on laying until she had eleven. So if I count day one from the seven eggs then tomorrow is day 14! When she was off the nest on a break I held a couple of her eggs to my ear and I could hear pecking and feel movement inside. She is indoors in a pen I made up in my bedroom as upstairs is warmer than downstairs. I hatched some quails last weekend from an incubater and they are also in my room! They have a heated blanket folded over to keep warm in and are doing well. They can choose to go in it or run around a smaller pen lined with kitchen towel. My question is when the females chicks hatch will she keep them warm enough like the heat blanket does for my incubated chicks? Is there anything else I need to do or know about concerning mama-reared chicks compared to incubated hatched ones? Does the same rules apply about water with marbles in to stop chicks drowning? Will they dry off ok with mama around? I don't have heat lamps but they are indoors? Room temp is about 27°c when I don't have my heating on.