I have 7 jumbo Texas A&M chicks. The are two weeks old today and almost fully feathered. They are in the house at this point (in a plastic tote) and we keep the temp at 70 degrees or so night and day in our house. I turned off the heating lamp yesterday and made sure that there were no drafts. They all appear healthy and active and eating well. I am needing to move them outside, but the temp is still dropping into the 40's and 50's at night so I will wait to move them. I will most likely put the heat light in the outside cage 'just in case'. But coturnix seem to be able to stand a shorter brooding time than most chickens or other quail. I had 30 or 40 a couple of years back and remember that I put them outside much sooner than I had intended and they did great. I have raised 100's of bobwhite quail in the past and they needed a much longer brooding period for sure. So I am wondering what others are experiencing with their brooding times and weaning from the 'heat'?