thanks Mary what a rollercoaster the quails are not so good. delayed hatches are fraught with problems. one of the quails that were assisted died. The second is OK, In a brooder alone. Mrs Oz will open the other eggs in the morning - its 10pm there. I really hope we get another few quails out. One just sucks but given the situation it is amazing we have any. Inday (my wife's nick name) used to work in L&D before she became a nurse practitioner says that delivering babies is way easier than dealing with chicks. we will give the lone quail some sebright banty chicks as company in the morning. no power disruptions for 5 weeks and 3 power outages today. Mrs Oz earned her beer tonight.