The title sounds a little strange, but allow me to elaborate. My neighbors are fascinated by my button quail. Since one of my pairs might be hatching some chicks soon, I was thinking I could give the neighbors a few babies. I will supply them with the food, and give them all information. One of my concerns food. I added finch seed to my quails' feed when they were three weeks old. I'm afraid if I change the food mixture to have no seeds, the adults will have a hard time adjusting to the sudden diet change. If I keep the seeds in their diet, will it harm newborn chicks? Or should I gradually decrease the amount of seeds until the chicks hatch, and increase it as they grow? Also, when will I be able to give the chicks away so that they won't need the warmth and care of their parents? Would the quail become depressed if separated from their chicks, or are they not that emotional? I want to make this a great experience for the neighbors and the quail. Thanks in advance for all replies!