I did miss them for a long time. Don't get me wrong though, I kept about 15 of the birds that meant something special to me. I figured they would all be gone in a few years. A few years turned out to be ten and counting. The quail are strictly company for the Hamburg. She didn't like it when I brought in another chicken when she ended up alone. So, I did a swap with a friend, he took the chickens and I took some of his quail. Worked like a charm. In the beginning she treated them like chicks. I have a small flock of Guineas so I'm not totally out of birds. Although I've made the decision to not add to them anymore.