Alright, I've got five adult buttons, 7 weeks of age. At least one female and two males. No eggs yet, everyone else gets them at 6 weeks. No big deal, but a minor irritation. I order in 100 coturnix eggs, get 150, not a single one hatches, though many were in late development. I purchase two dozen button eggs, receive 35. These were local eggs, so no drop in fertility like happens with shipping, and the breeder has a good fertility rate. I put them into the incubator on Saturday. Today, I candle a few eggs (maybe 10 or so?) and ONE is showing veins, and, guess what, this egg is cracked. The others I don't see anything, but I didn't check all of them. I also got 31 chicks on Monday, had 6 or so die already. I'm beginning to wonder if quail just aren't the thing for me. I love them dearly, but, well, I seem to be such a total failure with them. I'm doing everything to the best of my ability, giving them clean, fresh food, ample room, warm environments, etc, and I just seem to be the finger of death or something. At what point do you figure that you're a total failure and give up?