I have a male quail who started crowing a lot, both early in the morning (before the sun rose, when it was still dark, around 6am) and now, also in the middle of the night! Today I woke and heard him crowing at 3am. I was wondering if he was trying to find other females -- I have 3 quail cages and 3 different males, (each cage has one male - I found I couldn't put any males together or they would fight) and have done some shuffling around of the females from one cage to another, after I got some new females. I was wondering if maybe his crowing was an effort to find some of the females which he "lost" when I moved them to another cage...? I live in an urban area with neighbors very close, and though quail crowing is quiet compared to that of a regular rooster, it is still too loud for the middle of the night or early in the morning before the sun rises. Any ideas why he is crowing in the dark, and in the middle of the night? Or what I could do about this,to try to stop it? I had to go out at 3am and put him in a pet carrier and stick him in my car, to try to keep the noise down today.