I’m learning some more about the quails. We removed all of the males, and then we dumped the biggest male back out into the pen. Quiet so far. I think we have about 2 unusually loud quails. Ideally, they’re only supposed to crow 2-3 times a day, and it shouldn’t be that loud. From observation, the rest of the males don’t crow as loudly or as often. So now we’re considering breeding for quietness as well as size.
In other news, I went out there this afternoon, peeked into the shelter, aaaaaand, WE GOT OUR FIRST EGG! My fiance and I totally high-fived over it. For those of you keeping track, that’s seven weeks to the day from hatch day (only one hatched a day before, so I count Thurs as hatch day).