Hello all, I am thinking about getting into the quail business and am wondering if any of you guys have the do's and don'ts of raising quail. I'm leaning more towards bobwhite quail, because I have limited experience with these birds. I'm primarily wanting to raise the quail for eating with the possibility of hatching eggs. Some questions that have been frequenting in my mind are: Why are a lot of the pens I see small in comparison to chicken coop? I have chickens already and had plans on building a smaller scale coop/pen for the quail. I know quail are timid and "flightly" birds, but I thought if I had a pen with an open portion where the birds can access the outside when they desire that would help with accumulating the birds. Why are the birds elevated off the ground? Predation such as snakes? Is it better to hatch eggs to eat or buy chicks to eat? It seems like hatching is the cheapest route, but as of right now, I just want to grow a bunch birds to eat. Any and all information is appreciated. Thank you.