Hi all, I'm usually over on the duck boards, but I dipped into quail last year and still have one little remnant of that. He was hatched alone (by accident--long story) and was always afraid of other quail. He lives in a 10 x 10 aviary with honeysuckle to hide under, dirt to dig in, and lots of bugs to eat. But he's terribly lonely out there, always wants to be with us. I'm hoping now that he's sexually mature, he might accept a couple females for company, so I'm looking around to see what I can turn up. In the mean time, I thought I'd check with you quail experts and see what I need to do to make the introductions as smooth as possible. Shall I remove him from the aviary, put him in a cage for a few days, and let the ladies get comfy in his aviary before returning him, so he won't be territorial and torment them? Or will that just cause them to be territorial and torment him? Any other suggestions? I don't want to come out and find someone pecked half to death like we often did in our early quail-keeping days before we learned a few things. Thanks! P.S. He's coturnix, if that's important.