I thought you’d like that! I plan on releasing them when they get big enough. I’m not worried about them getting too tame…they go crazy if I just walk near them. Baby chickens get used to me in a few days, these quail most certainly have not!!! Its also absolutely amazing how fast they can run. 12 hours after hatching I couldn’t catch them unless I corned them against a wall or something, but at a dead run they were lightening fast within a few hours of birth. nature is cool.
Oh… I meant to tag @dutch-s too. Jeff, I love your wild turkey photo. In addition to my quail, I have a wild turkey baby also. Similar situation but it didn’t happen to me…a friend accidentally mowed over a wild turkey nest while cutting hay. Sadly, he did ruin all but 3 eggs. He called to see if I wanted them and of course I did. 2 of them hatched. One got his head hung on the corner of my cage and died (I was crushed) but the other is alive and well. I post photo of it too sometime.