it seems to be eating and drinking fine. we will watch it to see if it is healthy...I think it is a domestic quail and may have pulled a jail break from a neighbor. I have it inside in a carrier (I do wildlife rehab at times so we have them at the ready) but this doesn't look like the quail I know unless it is a bobwhite. too many cats roaming the 'hood to just leave it out alone. will ask around if someone is raising quail otherwise will figure it is wild and release or can I let it live with my mama hen as a permanent chick?