We have not seen Momma Quail in a couple of days, only 14 chicks. It is very probable that Momma Quail has given her life protecting her babies as is often the case in nature.  The chicks have learned some skills while under Mom’s wing over the last few weeks – how to find food and water, how to scurry from trouble – hopefully how to survive.  The odds are that not all the chicks will survive, but we hope that most will.