Can someone please help me? I bought some 1/4'' (one roll of 10 ft), and 1/2'' (2 rolls of 10 ft) hardware cloth to make me a quail cage. I have 2x4's I can frame it with. What do you use to connect the wire? Are there special wire clamps? I've seen some cages where there was no wood used at all. Completely wire framed, and wire cages. How can that be? What was used to make the hinges on the doors then? See I want to go as safe as possible, but also easy. I'll be doing this myself as DH doesn't have time to help me at all this weekend. He's working on the tractor putting freon in the van, etc. So... can someone help me out? Direct me to some plans or something?Did I buy the right kind of wire? Its only 2 ft tall... should I Have gotten the 4 ft? Now, another question, I was thinking of mounting the cage onto the outside of my chicken coop. That way it would be protected on one side from the weather, and also make it up high so nothing could get them. I was thinking of mounting it on the side of the coop that also have has the chicken's run. That way something would have to go through the chain lok fence, and chicken wire before it got to the quail. The poop would fall into the chicken's run... would that be a problem? Also their food that they waste would fall down to the chickens. Would the quail food hurt the chickens? And since at this point, I'm not planning on eating the quail anyway, could I put them on the ground and let them kinda range with the chickens? Or make them an aviary setting, and they could be on the ground. I'm having a huge problem with keepiing them on wire all the time. They are bobwhites, and they would naturally be on the ground, foraging, and making their nests. I'm so confused! So overwhelmed, and so very tired!!! I'm heading to bed now!!! Look at the time! It's 4:30am and I'm just now finishing up the day. Too much to do, and just not enough time! Plus my garden is in, and stuff has to be picked on time. I'm loving it all, but so very tired. Can someone please help me so I won't be so confused about this quail pen? Thank you so much for reading all of this! You must be a saint!