A few new situations in the past week I'm not sure about. Our one female has started laying shell less eggs the past three days. I know the oyster shell that is in her cage now is much larger pieces than in the past but I wasn't sure if that is the only thing to do for her? All of the egg yolks have also gone from a nice orange to a mild yellow. What are they lacking? I have another female who keeps going broody. I wouldn't mind letting her hatch some but as soon as she starts sitting she also is mean to her mate, chasing, pecking and won't let him near her. Is this normal broody behavior? What do you do for the poor boy if you let her sit on the eggs? Just in the last week all of the quail have been developing hard balls on their claws. I am assuming they are like manure balls that can develop on feather footed chickens. I'm just not sure why now when we have never had any in the past. We have newspaper on the bottom of the cage and then some shredded paper in the bottom. The balls were hooked to their claws and hard like a rock that only came off with soaking. Thanks for any help you can give me.