About 3 weeks ago a pair of quail showed up outside my chicken coop. The male was rather skittish, but the female almost came right up to me. She felt the need to spend twenty minutes scolding my cat. The pair hung around, showing up nearby whenever I have been in the garden. Once even walked up to my truck when I pulled in, then wandered off as if not seeing who they expected. I've thrown scratch feed out, just a half a handful. Something happened to the male last week, it's gone. The female really hangs around, I can hear her call in the brush. When I go to the coop she shows up looking for handouts, today just inches from my fingers. She even hung around during a party and everyone saw her up close. So, is this typical for a wild bobwhite/quail or did some one lose a pair? They weren't banded. Not afraid of hopping in a cage, only got upset when DH tried to catch them in his hands. And, she is afraid of hats. Opinions? Ideas? Any risk to my chickens?