Hello all, I am sure that these questions have been asked multiple times, but this site can be very daunting trying to wade through all the post to find out exactly what you are looking for. A bit of background on our situation to help with the answers. We live in North Idaho where the winters can be in the single digits. We are interested in raising quail for both meat and eggs. We currently have 12 coturnix quail in a small chicken coop built for 3 hens. It has a top section with steep ramp( which they do not use) and a run under and attached where they are hanging out now, like you see in the farm stores. I do not want them in there permanently because it is for my Seramas. We want to breed them, to hatch the eggs, to make the meat birds. So now for the questions. - What type of housing is best for outside year round? -. How large should the pen be? - How many birds per section if I build or buy a divided one (see pic below)? - Has anyone taken the pre-made breeding type cages L:30”x W:24” (see pic) that can be stacked and just built a structure around them? - Can the above cage be put into a large chicken coop, housing chickens, with a slanted cover over it? - Should you put a board inside part of it to get them off the wire part time? - How long do you keep breeders before you switch them out? - After switching, do you then eat the old breeders? - Are the Texas A & M birds really all white meat and are they larger that the regular birds? I think that is all I have for now. I do need to post pictures of the 6 dark colored birds we have, because we have no idea which are male or female. The light colored ones are easy. I appreciate any help you all can give me.