Hello! My grandfather has recently offered me some baby quail for my "mini farm", and I would love to accept (since he's using them to hunt, so I feel sorry for them ). The only time I can acquire them is NEXT WEEK, so I'm trying to get as much information as possible before time runs out. I know it's short notice, but I'm wanting to know what it takes to raise them before it comes up. He's been successfully raising quail for a while now, so I suppose I could just ask him all of these questions, but I wanted to know from you guys! Currently, I have a small feeder, waterer, and a brooder with heat. I've been keeping young chickens, so I have chick feed. I wouldn't imagine it would be too different raising quail like chicks, but I have no idea! Is there some special treatment they need as chicks? The only spaces I've seen quail living is in tall, shed-like places with wired bottoms and no access outside of that area. I wish to give my quail access to my big run (a place where chickens, ducks, and rabbits interact and have more room to run and fly with predator protection). I've read that they don't return to a coop at night and that they run wild on their own terms, so I thought I might construct a little station where they could eat and drink with some shade, and just plant bushes for them to rest beneath. I do have a small enclosed dog kennel, if anything, that could nest them. I just want to make sure my ducks don't get in and eat their food like the savages they are! Maybe I could elevate it? I just don't know. I hope I don't come off as an "impulse buyer", but I want to free a few of his birds from initial death! I want them to live good lives (I do believe they live only two years...) and I understand that there are responsibilities to raising barn animals, as I well know with my 10 chickens, 4 ducks, and 2 rabbits! If there are any additional tips to raising and maintaining them, I'd love to know! Thanks for reading!