Hello, I am new to this forum but I have been reading posts and threads for ages. I've been keeping quails since December last year. I thought it would be good to join to get advice and share my experiences. So recently one of my japanese quails went broody and hatched 10 chicks. Around the same time I had just gotten a Janoel 12 incubator and wanted to try it out. I put 2 eggs in that the quail hadn't sat on in the incubator. Both chicks hatched 4 days after the mother hatched hers though one didn't survive. When the parent-raised chicks were a week old, I noticed one of them had a bad limp. I removed the chick straight away as I knew it wouldn't last long with the competition. I examined the leg and found nothing physically wrong with it. wanting to give it heat as quickly as possible, I put it in the brooder with the younger chick as I also thought that one could have company (I've had a king quail chick in a brooder alone and she'd cry for me all night). The two of them got along well and the limping one started to improve. Though recently I've noticed the other chick who is younger and smaller was having trouble standing and looks as if she's been squashed too many times by the limping chick who is 4 weeks old today. I have put a divider in the brooder now as I didn't know what else to do. I've examined the younger chick and found that she sits with her legs crossed and can't stand properly. I'm making sure she has access to food and water. I have bred king quails a few times but this is my first clutch of Japs. If anyone has any advice that would be very much appreciated.