The first thing I have to start off is with they can't be kept outside. I have nosy neighbors and there are far too many stray cats wandering about. I was planning on clearing out a section of my basement for them. The basement is large and it's only a storage basement and not meant for really living down there, so it's pretty cleared out. With just a section of the basement they could very easily have 40-60 square feet of clean space. We don't want many though, just enough to have a steady supply of eggs. Note that we aren't keeping them for meat. Would this be doable? Also what would the food cost be and what other necessities do they need? What would I use for bedding? Would also prefer non flighty or aggressive birds. I've been looking into this for awhile and just want to cover all bases any tips for keeping quail indoors would be appreciated too.
P.S: Forgot to mention it can get pretty cold where I live in the winter! What temperatures can they stand?
Edited by CityAvians - 9/21/15 at 11:34pm