Hello All Any input to these thoughts? A (winter)break on egglaying once a year is good for the quails (coturnix and button at least). It makes them live longer. But how do you slow down/stop them from laying egg? So far I have thought about three solutions: 1. Make it darker. By putting up blindes or putting a cover over their cage. Everything below 14 hours of light will make it less and less likely for them to lay eggs - but don't go under 8 hours. 2. Make it colder. For buttons don't go below 5 degrees celcius/41 degrees Fahrenheit. Same for coturnix? 3. Give less protein. Ofcourse they should still get sufficient nutrition, but just cut back a bit. Are there any other things you could do?