A man in our area that husband knows got out of raising quails last year due to health issues. He offered to give us a couple of large 8 ft. cages he needed to be rid of. When we got there yesterday...both of the cages were covered in heavy carpeting...it was nailed on, completely enclosing the cages..even the doors. I asked the reason..he stated that's the only way to get quails to lay...total darkness. Since the cages were out in the middle of the yard IN FULL SUN...I asked if this was where the cages were when the quails were in them. He said yes...lots of heat is good for the birds. He says he always got lots of eggs....avoided the subject when I asked how many birds he lost on a regular basis. I picture this as a holocaust for quail!!!! I'm in Louisiana....heat indexes up tp 110 in June....how hot may those cages have gotten wrapped in carpet out there in the sun...those poor birds!!! I don't keep my birds this way.....I find it hard to believe that anyone would!!!