I see these threads a lot and I've read them, but I still don't feel confident I'm doing everything right. I have about a dozen female coturnix that are about 8 or 9 weeks old and I haven't seen them laying yet. I haven't heard them calling either. I'm feeding the Meat Maker feed, which is like 22 or 24 percent protein, and since the day length here is about 13 hours right now, I have a light on them for a few hours at night to bring it up to around 16 hours of light. I don't think they are stressed, they have food and water all the time and I've had them for almost a month now. There's a couple things I'm worried about. First, I have a male bobwhite and some pigeons in separate cages nearby. I don't hear a lot of calling, but could this be stressing them out? Second, my quail cage is set up where the majority of it is just wire, but there is a small 1'x2' wooden boxed in area that I put their food in so it doesn't get wet when it rains, and also to provide shade. This is the only place I put the light. Most of them hang out in here after dark because the light attracts bugs, but not all of them. Would hanging out in the dark outside of this box make them not want to lay since they aren't getting 14 hours of daylight? I know it can take longer than 9 weeks to lay, but it just seems odd to me that not even one of them are laying, so I'm starting to get nervous that I'm doing something wrong.