i'm just curious about how much space people think is acceptable for housing quail and why........... FOR EXAMPLE: i have a cage that's 18sq.ft. which houses 14 ADULT birds..3 roos /11 hens. if i put more than that in there i inevitably end up with HENS fighting and injuries. in another pen i house 2 IMMATURE birds / 1 sq ft. without trouble . Some of my ADULT hens wont share their mates and will attack the other hens .Others want a large grouping of more than 1 male and many females to a cage. i have observed over time that spacing is very important to the health and well being of my coturnix. When they're happy and not stressed they produce more eggs, grow better and are healthier overall.