Does anyone have any ideas on if it is legal to own Button Quail or Coturnix Quail inside city limits of Saint Joseph, MO? I know one of my neighbors across the street USE to have about 4-5 chickens in their backyard but since then they have moved. I don't know if the city told them to remove them or else face consequences but I don't really want to go that route! I would like to own them as legally as possible! Would they be considered pets if they are tame, wild animals since most people assume Quail are wildlife, or considered poultry fowl? I am really looking for a way to legally own some Quail in the city (5-10 tops of 15 at a time). I would see about housing them in the garage but we really don't have room for cages plus air ventilation is not good enough in there and inside the house..well we have indoor cats and I don't think the family would appreciate the feather dust and mess in the house.. Back in the old days I use to have lots of pet chickens (outdoors of course) back when we lived on the farm but now that we live in city limits which it seems much more tight as far as rules go. Once a bird person always a bird person! I am a bird person for LIFE! I love birds and have done without for four years! I am having bird withdrawals! I miss the farm fresh eggs and having the feathered friends around. Any excuse for it to be legal would be great!