Hi guys and gals, new here and was thinking about getting some quail in the near future! My goals are some fresh eggs and some for the table for this spring, and just some good fun. I don't really want to buy/make an incubator but I may if some other options fall through. I also don't really have the room inside to keep them in a brooder/incubator anyway but if I have to I can make it work. I found someone that has 3 week old coturnix jumbo browns for $2 each that sounds like a great option for me. Will I need any kind of brooder for 3 week old jumbo browns? The weather forecast for the next 10 days or so is 60-50 high/40-29 low. I plan to make a pen from recycled lumber and 1/2" hardware cloth. Poop will fall on pinestraw on the ground which can be raked away and replaced. Solid, sloped roof with overhang, exposed 4 sides with a divider to make an enclosed hiding area with a door. Will this work for this weather/age quail or will they be cold? I guess I'd put pinestraw/clippings/pine shavings in there for warmth. I want somewhere from 5-20 birds. How many lbs of food would they eat per week? Will a stainless steel bowl with rocks be good for water? I don't want to spend a whole lot beginning until I make sure this is going to stay a long term thing! I will buy high % protein food and take good care of them, but $$$ incubators and such aren't in the picture! Any opinions? Any and everything you can tell me would be appreciated! They also have some 1 week and some due to hatch so it's not super important I get them this week but I wouldn't mind.