When I first got quail, I was having trouble getting them to lay eggs, and now they won't stop! These guys are egg machines. My quail are around 9 months old now and it's nearing the end of winter, so the day is obviously shorter. I let them out at around 8 am and let them in to sleep at around 5 - 5:30pm so that's around 9 hours a day of sunlight (out of the 12 - 14 hours they need to lay -- they have no artificial light). I've also lowered their food protein (from 28% to 22%) and yet they still continue to lay... Any way to make them stop? I don't want their lifespan to dramatically shorten because of this. I thought quail were supposed to stop laying in winter.(?) Thanks in advance.