I have a male and female button quail, I incubated their eggs as she wouldn't sit on them. They are now a week old, and I have introduced the mum to them, and after a few days she seems to have accepted them. The question is, how do I introduce the dad to them? I tried to introduce him with the chicks, while mum was in with them, but he only seemed to be interested in mating with her, and went for the chicks. Do I try when they are a little older and without mum in there? I was hoping to keep a male so that he has company when I have to separate him from the female when I don't want them to mate, but on his own he calls for her, which is quite loud and often.