So, as some of you read before I have decided to try the quail thing out. I will be raising them for food primarily (no offense to those who have them as pets). I am going to keep 6 sets of breeders from each breed (Texas a&m and jumbo brown). I would like to have a 3 level hutch type cage with 12 separate cages (4 on each level). I want to have slide out wood and linoleum trays for cleaning that will go under each cage. Here is a rough sketch of what I want: Now, my question is... I want to use these wire cube shelf things that I got from Target. I used them a few years ago for a bunny cage and have them hanging around. Each one is 14" x 14" and the spacing is 1.5"x1.5". You clip them together to form cubes or shelves. Is the spacing on these too big for going around the outsides of the cages? If I put chicken wire over them, will that keep the quail in? I'm trying to use things that I already have and not buy many materials. I have chicken wire and the cubes. I will be buying some 1/2" mesh for the bottom and the wood to build it, but that's all I really would like to buy. I'm going to put a roof on the top to keep rain and sun off of them. I will be using one of the 14" squares as a door on each cage. Each cage will end up being 28" x 28" x 14" high. The entire hutch will be 5' tall (I'm short!) and 9'-4" long x 28" deep. Well, enough of my babbling... Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!!