Because of necessity, I'm going to be setting up my quail outside, either in a hutch within my screened in pool area (not under cover otherwise), or outside in an ark/tractor setup. My personal preference is to set them up outside so they can play in the dirt and eat bugs and such. For me that would be enjoyable to watch which is one of the reasons I'm interested in raising quail as opposed to other birds. However, I'm wondering if one of the ark type deals (Garden Ark looks interesting) would really be worthwhile for quail. Will they ever go up into the enclosed area? Or will they really just hang out on the grass/dirt/whatever and, even at night or if it's raining, disdain the indoors? If they won't go inside, then it should be easier, I think, to prepare/build something and just give them a variety of objects to move in and around.
Thank you for any information/advice on this!