So my quail started sitting more often on her eggs when she laid 7. But she still came off them for periods of time. Yesterday she laid 8 and become aggressive towards the male so I've removed him. He's crowing lots and not too happy! But the female doesn't seem to miss him or care about him at all. In fact when I put him near her in his cage she fiercely tried to get at him whilst making angry noises non stop until I blocked his cage from her view. She is sitting on the eggs all flattened out most of the time but I wondered when she isn't on them how long she is off so I started timing today and so far she is off for upto 30 mins max which I think is normal? She laid egg number 9 today. Is it normal to start brooding whilst still adding to the clutch? And then today I noticed giant sized poo's ! Which again I've seen is normal. At least in chickens as I can't find all threads of info on brooding in quails. Will she accept the male back again after she has possibly hatched these eggs? Or will she now consider it her territory? They did get on fine and mate often up until egg 7? Does it sound like she will indeed hatch these eggs?