Loved the way one of them popped out over the top of mum's wing!
There were 8 eggs, 6 hatched and the last two won't i don't think.
One got squished behind the hut but was rescued on time and is fine now.
But then another got squished by me, despite being super careful.... I have chick-proofed the cage now so they are all safe and well looked after by Martha. They were climbing through the cage bars before but they can't do that anymore now...
Yes they are eating chick crumbs for Quails chicks now, but I have just received it on Wednesday so for the first 3 days they had crushed layers pellets mixed with crushed meal worms. I still add crushed meal worms to their food too as they seem to really like it.
We are down to 4 chicks since Thursday morning because one maneged to go through the bars through the smallest gap he'd managed to find.... I spent half hour Thursday morning putting masking tape a strong paper over all gaps I could find... Making me late for work!
They don't have an overhead headlamp but they are venturing out of the nest anyway. They still follow Martha closely and they still spend a lot of time under her wings, whether in the nest or in the sand bath or anywhere else actually... At night Charley often joins them so it looks like we have a gigantic quail with two heads and a little head peeps out every now and then.
The video is not great, but I didn't want to spook them too much...