I hatched some bobwhite quail about 17 weeks ago and I have them in a coop and I thought they were ready to start laying. Since it was in the 20's- 50's I put a heat lamp in there. I originally had red bulbs in there and then changed it to white bulbs and gave them the recommended light but they hadn't started laying yet so I looked online and found they don't start laying till 21 weeks. So all that to say would I be doing it correctly if they were ready to lay and are there any preparations I need to make before they start laying such as making some sort of nest. Thanks for helping I'm still trying to figure all this out.