Background: I've been a lurker for a long time but I don't post much. I have lots of experience with birds (mostly softbills) but not quail. I have only ever had one button quail, and she was severely beat up and ragged and I took her with a friend just to keep her safe and healthy for the duration of her life. I live in Western PA. I'm preparing to get 4-8 Coturnix quail to keep as pets. I'd prefer all females. I want them to be young (less than 3 months old), healthy (no bald spots, runny eyes, etc), and come from a reputable source. I would like interesting colors for photographs. They DO NOT have to be cheap. I'm going to keep these birds outside in a big cage I'm building and I also have two flight cages for winter (if need be). All the local birds I have found have runny eyes, messed up legs, bald spots, etc. In other words, they're treated like livestock and not like pets. I have considered trying to hatch eggs but I feel like it's "over my head" and too difficult a project for me because I work weird hours (overnight, long shifts) and I wouldn't be able to turn the eggs and monitor them properly. So I'm wondering if anybody can ship me some birds to keep as pets? I'm willing to pay for it, or to drive 2-3 hours on a weekend if necessary. I live about 20 minutes east of Pittsburgh, PA.