I have been missing the calls of bobwhites in my neck of the woods for a while now, and I want to raise some. I am reluctant to put them on wire or in my coop, because I don't want to transfer disease to my chickens. I plan on building an aviary for them, and make it as predator proof as is possible. I have had some experience with bobs before, we raised a few for meat a couple of years ago, and I know how mean they can be to each other (cannibalism, we had to split the flock). I want to avoid this as much as possible, but would not hesitate to bit them (I don't want to debeak). I want to have only about 4 pair. I am willing to plant evergreen bushes and other natural plants as well as a few crops for them to mimic their natural habitat of fields and hedgerows. Could all 4 pair be kept in one large (10'X10' or more?) aviary throughout the year, or would I have to separate them during the breeding season into smaller aviaries? If they do raise their own chicks, would the other pairs kill the babies? Production is not priority for me, I just want to be able to watch them and hear them. Also, would I need to put them in a pen in the barn over the winter, or could I group all the adults in an aviary outside so they could covey for the winter using only natural shelter? Would the cold and snow be too much for them? I could cover their wintering aviary to keep most of the snow from falling in, would that make a difference? What do I need to use to worm them? Would it affect their meat? Thanks for putting up with the barrage of questions, I just want to cover all the bases before I get birds and find myself up a crick.