So next spring I think I may like to try quail. I had ducks this year, but I don't like the mess and water, so I may be adjusting my coop into a chicken coop. To do this, I have a 1'x4' wood shelf I'm removing. I can put this (elevated) on the side of our covered shed, and use scrap wood to make some walls and a roof. Will this work for quail? If so how high should the roof be? Do wood shavings work? How good are Quail for a tasty snack- are they like wild game birds in size? I won't be considering them until next spring. Should I start with chicks or adult birds?