As the quail eggs have been hatching recently, the 3 surviving birds from the last batch of eggs in May to be hatched have had to be moved to make way for the new chicks. I moved them last night to the quail aviary.
I have ringed the 3 birds so that we will be able to differentiate them from those hatched last year once they are fully grown. I was a bit nervous about the move as last year, I saw how vicious the males could be to each other. Would the colony accept new arrivals?
I had nothing to fear. This morning when I fed them I found there had been no fights. All the birds were quite settled.