Recently, I have tried to keep an egg that my button quails laid in the cage rather than eating it. I have heard that button quails rarely lay on their eggs, not sure if the odds are even lower in captivity. Is there any way to encourage/get to have my button quail go broody or is it just pure luck? Also, what would potentially happen if I put the egg in my month-old peachick's cage? There is also a week-old chick in the cage. Would the peachick help the egg in any way? It's just a thought; I'm curious to know what would happen and if it could potentially harm them in any way. P.S. I would just like to announce that I found a place for my other button quail. All I wanted to know was if I could release it, but since you all started flaming me I had no choice but to suck it up and keep the thing. None of my friends or family wants the quail. He is aggressive, obnoxious, loud, makes ghost noises, and will attack anything near his cage. Since none of us are cruel enough to purposely euthanize it, we just have to keep him in the living room. That's the only place left, until we put up an ad on craigslist. The thing is, we wanted to get rid of him specifically because he was being harmful to Chickapee (not mating, he was actually pecking her head from the side and ripping the feathers off). I don't know what could have caused this to happen and I was trying to keep this part private, but the admin locked my thread before I could post. It was very rude and hurtful that many of you would just gang up on me like that with no knowledge of why I want to get rid of the button quail and which one(s). I have nothing against quails in general, but I ask one question with no intent or knowledge (in fact, at least I came to BYC to see if I'm making a mistake rather than going right ahead and releasing it) and suddenly I'm a "horrible pet owner" and "animal abuser". At this point, I have done no harm to any of the animals, including the button quails. If you have any questions or comments about this, please PM me. Don't bring it to this thread.