Hi all, Behaviours of a quail becoming broody? I have a 3 month old coturnix hen that is the sweetest girl, she has been laying for weeks now and only begun laying an egg, then rolling it constantly under her (20 minutes) then she leaves it. So I started leaving the eggs in there instead of collecting and she now has 5 eggs in a "semi" nest. She is starting to sit on them occasionally then leave (gets distracted) then always goes back to "count them" (is what it seems). When she gets close to laying, she paces on them then leaves, then comes back for hours. She's not protective over them, other hens will trample on them and kick them around and she doesn't care. could this be the beginning of a broody quail?