I'm new to the group and I'm interested in raising quail or other game birds. I've heard quail are the easiest to raise and quietest for the suburbs. I have an acre of land, but I do need quiet birds so I'm wondering if quail is the most recommended bird for quietness? I'm looking for the easiest type of birds to raise as well. I'm raising the quail for personal use. (I'm allergic to chicken and duck eggs.) I'm trying to discern what type of quail to raise where I live, southern, NM. Bobwhites roam freely here, but I'm not sure wild Bobwhites are the answer. What types of quail are the easiest to "hatch", brood, nest, and overall raise? What type of home is best for them and where should it be located? I have an area on the western and southern side of my home that offer some protection from wind. Is there a particular location that is best for quail? I've heard eastern facing is best, but that would be my front yard. Also I'm a bit concerned about predators such as coyotes, fox, owls and the like. Will these predators tend to come into a yard that is fenced in? We of course have Roadrunners here that are natural predators to quail. I've heard that caged quail aren't as smart as wild quail, is this true? I've also heard that you need to keep the home warm and provide 16 or so hours of light for egg production. What type of heat/light source do you folks use? In NM we're a tad warmer so I'm wondering how much heat I need to provide? Do most folks do their brooding, incubating, and nesting indoors? Sorry I'm a tad new to this so I don't know all the correct terminology and such. I've heard that homes off the ground are best. What type of flooring do you folks use? What type of roofing is best? Does anyone know of a reliable source of eggs or chicks???? What about food? Do you make your own or do you have a preferred brand? What do you feed the chicks? Thanks for any and all support in advance.