Tucson, AZ, United States
Gambel’s Quail usually lay about 12 eggs, this mom laid 6. It may have been a second brood. They were in a flower pot on our patio. Each time I could see the eggs they were positioned differently. I liked this arrangement. I was lucky to see the eggs hatch. Within minutes all hatched and in less than an hour the chicks jumped out of the pot onto the patio floor and scuttled down the steps and into the desert following mom and dad.