First off, it started off with me giving them a clump of hay, both the females like to dig into it and lay their eggs in it; So lately a relative built me a nesting box for my quail, as both the females were fighting for the clump of hay, since altogether they've laid a few eggs, for their entertainment I've put in a quail egg in each nesting box. Today I did an experiment, I put all 9 quail eggs into the two nesting boxes, and over time; Results: The hay turned into a more 'roundish' shape then it was yesterday, looking more like a nest. Both females worked on both 'nests', enjoying digging themselves into the hay and kicking it around. ... and the male helps too (????) '(I added more hay for padding for the eggs, I don't want them cracked -- they partially fixed it up, and digging into it with their head) Anyways, Last night, I saw one of my females sitting down on the more roundish nest, picking up hay and putting it behind her, but she was laying an egg. After laying it she just walked off. When I put all 9 quail eggs into one nesting box, both females would neaten they hay up a bit, kick the hay, dig their heads into it, move the eggs around, and so on -- even the male helps(only with his mate, he chases away the other female), he kicks the hay around and stuff, but what thing that made me curious, he used his beak to drag the eggs closer to him (like a broody chicken might do), and my other female did the same thing, except didn't drag it in closer to her, but more of just moving it backwards then walking away. So technically, they're all helping in nest-building and egg care-taking and all that, but why? Do you think it's a sign that one of my quails might go broody? .. what should I do now? I've taken seven eggs in, and left one egg in each box. If I leave all the eggs back where they belong, would they continue fixing the hay and go possibly (i know it's rare but...) broody? I have no idea why they're doing it, but it's entertaining to watch!