Hi, I'm really new to this website (I started a couple minutes ago) but i've been reading up alot of stuff over here. Just want to ask a couple of questions. I had Jumbo Coturnix for 5-6 weeks just layed yesterday (properly). Today i was sifting the wood chips with my hand and found 2 eggs buried in the dirt. Today, my mom found 1 but a quail was sitting on it, unknowingly my mom took it out. Then at around 5:00 i fed them a crushed egg shell. Around 7:00 they layed 2 more eggs. I feed them started and wild seed mix, (i don't know if its medicated), i started feeding them egg shell this Monday. The percentage of seed to starter is 35% seed and 65% starter. I feed them budgie food as a treat, millets, should i do this? And how do i check if the food is medicated or not? I have 2 males, 6 females and 2 white, (i'm sure one is female but the other is smaller and more aggressive but never did mating call or mounted). I have 1 runt, she used to be cocky until 1 male poked all feathers out on right side and left side. One of my quail when i got had some weird mutation/disease on its right foot. I made a make shift cast on it to stop the infection (it was open at the time), now the infection has stopped and just become a little ball on her foot, she walks normally now. Should i remove these 2 or what? I also have 4 button quail they used to live with my Coturnix untill yesterday, i moved them to a smaller cage. I have had them for about 3 months. One is a male, one is female, and 2 are white. Can you explain why they aren't laying? I feed them same mix as Coturnix, i also feed them shells. People have made mention that their males don't eat shells but my Coturnix and Button males eat the shells. The runt Coturnix barely eats. She used to be very active and now she looks so sad. Wherever she goes she gets bullied, the male Coturnix is the brown shirt one and he thinks he is king, he bullies Goldy, the gold male. And the button quails also jump and hit the the runt. What should i do with the runt and the evil male? Is it ok if my males eat shells? I picked up the males and they kick but if they make contact with anything their nails quickly break their nails, this was before the shells. Goldy has a flat beak and i have to cut it once it gets too big, its flat at the end. When i cut it (nail-cutter), it bleeds so i dip it in water to help him not get infected and to ease the pain. Can anyone respond answering my questions and helping me improve my threads. Thank-you in advance. P.S. If anyone knows anything about budgies. In the beginning i fed them two handfuls of budgie food and one of my mix. They didn't touch the mix in the beginning but now i feed them one mix handful and one budgie food handful and they don't touch their food and devour the mix. Is it ok for them to eat the mix?