Hi there! My fiance and I recently bought 2 Japanese quail as pets (was her birthday gift) and we have fallen in love with these adorable birds. We were planning on just having the 2, but have decided to start breeding them as well so we now also have a male, and we want to be sure we are doing things right! So I have some questions, just to see if we are on the right page here. We have them on a 17% protein chicken layers feed, which is the same as the breeder we got our birds from. For the dust bath I am mixing 8 parts sand with 2 parts dried coffee grounds and 1 part oyster shell (they seem to love it! much more than plain sand) and I also have a small dish of oyster shell in their enclosure as well. The enclosure containing the 3 birds is 2.5' by 1.5' and theres a cage as well attached to the side where we have the food and water and they can come and go as they please through an opening in the side. the cage floor is wire mesh with newspaper underneath, and the floor of the enclosure I've been using hamster bedding (pine shavings) on. I've even built an incubator that maintains exactly 100f and can be from 50% to 70% humidity depending on which size container of water I use (been experimenting). I'm not sure if theres anything else I ought to be doing?