Hello, I spend a fair amount of my time over in the duck forum, and am considering adding quail to my poultry yard. I'm new to quail, and have some questions that I'm hoping you can help with. Species - I was considering coturnix. I'm hoping for meat and eggs. I think they are a match? I don't really need them for eggs, as I've got the ducks, but having the quail eggs for pickling would be nice. Space - I've read to keep them in small groups, 1m and a few females, up to six all together. But how large of a space is that? I'm planning on keeping them off the ground. I'll be building a hutch got them, but I don't know how big I should be considering. How many? We're a family of two. Feed- What protein % should I be looking for? If I get young birds, do I put them on starter and switch over to reg feed after a certain amount of time? Brooding- if I get young birds (1week) how long would I be brooding them? How long until eggs (or is it too late in the year to expect eggs before next spring?) Weather- I'm keen on quail for a few reasons, but their ability to withstand the cold is pretty high on the list. I gather they need to be outside to harden off if they're going to be out, then it's just a matter of keeping them dry and draft free and their water liquid. Is there anything else I need to consider here? I think those are my questions... Probably have more, we'll see.