So I'm now a month into this and love having the quail around! They are more interesting to watch than a fish tank. I have the coop set up near my patio door so we can watch them. They even figured out how to walk up and down the ramp into the roosting area, which I have filled with sawdust. Most of them love to nap and scratch up there. So anyway, my coop, including the top area, is 20 square feet of space. I have 18 females (traded some of my males with a breeder for females-- just want them for eggs). It has a wire bottom. It sits on wheels on my patio which is a concrete slab. I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with poop and odor. They stink a lot more than I expected them too. I have noticed an increase of flies. Our house is not too far of a distance from the houses on either side. They probably won't catch the odor but they will notice the flies. I have tried the following things: 1) letting the poop fall through the wire to wood planks which I then empty into the trash-- but then I have to hose it off because some gets dried and it's a lot of trouble. I had considered the tops of plastic tote containers but still would have to hose them off. 2) lining the coop with newspapers and changing the paper daily. This is a lot easier for me, but the quail are then walking around on their own poop. It requires daily changing of paper. So far this is what I have been doing the most. 3) Paper with sawdust on top. This seems to help with the odor and them walking around on poop, but they scatter the sawdust into their food and water, and a lot of it escapes the coop and blows around the yard. It is getting into my grassy yard and into my rock landscaped areas, and it's impossible to get it all of it. I'm sure the gardener is going to be irritated before long. So what would you suggest as low maintenance and good for the quail too?