I PROMISE I won't bore you all with this again -- I know I keep posting about this same topic. But, these little guys amaze me. I had kind of a crummy day today -- so, I got home this afternoon and went out to take care of the birds. I needed to clean out the quail run, put down fresh straw, daily feed and water, of course, refill the sandbox, and give them some nice, freshly dried spray millet. They are really getting friendly. They now come running to see me when I open the door, to see what I am bringing to them, and I've now got many of them eating from my hand. I've been using mealworms as bribes, and they love them. Now, a lot of them will also eat gamebird crumble from my hand. I am even allowed to assist several with their dust/sand baths -- a few of them now will let me slowly pour sand over their backs while they roll and around and fluff their feathers. And, I can pretty much walk around in the pen with them and just reach down and pick them up -- some of them try to squirm away a bit, but not very fast as if in terror. When I pick one up, I just talk to it, then put it gently down. Hopefully they will all come to realize I'm harmless. I also really enjoy the crowing noise they make. I don't find it very loud, and to me, it sounds a lot like a chirping cricket. I'm really glad I've got them -- fun little birdies! They made me feel better, really.