I went to the button quails' cage today and saw Chickapee doing something weird in the food bowl for a bit. She walked away and left behind was a strange, brownish thing. I was going to the cage to check for eggs, but I was expecting that there wouldn't be any. Anyways, at first I thought it was a cotton ball. That was a stupid idea, so I assumed it was feces. Nope, that would be too big for feces and too small for an egg. I touched it and noticed it was hard. I picked it up- lo and behold (I've always wanted to type that ) was a fully-formed button quail egg. I quickly set up the incubator and put it inside. How often do button quails lay and is it year round?