1. Does the roo hen peck feathers off of the hens back? I bought 5 bobwhite quail that are 15 weeks old. I dont know the difference between sexes yet, but theres a few that have feathers off their back just like a breeded hen would. 2. I have a trio of cortunix quail, one of them is laying an egg. Also, one of them has feathers missing on their lower back. Is this the hen? Does she need a nest? She just seems to lay the egg anywhere in there.