Hello all. I've been lurking this forum for over a year. Finally taking the poultry plunge. I've been talking my Wife's ear off about starting either Quail or Chickens. She never gave her opinion so I decided to go the quail route. I like the idea of having fresh quail to eat every 8-9 weeks. I also like the idea of quail eggs although I've read some people get sick on quail eggs when they eat a lot of them. I starting looking into pen/hutch designs and liked the GQF Breeder Pen design so I try to mimic that with my home made job. Heres a link to the video of my first (and only so far) tier for breeding pens. Quail Breeding Pen As soon as I got done with this video, my wife peaks her head into the garage and asks 'Whats that?' so I tell her its my quail pen... and she says quail?! I'd rather have chickens... sigh... Since we are going to be chicken owners I needed a brooder / grow out pen until I can get my old raised dog kennel converted into a coop. So built this the other night. I'm hoping once the chickens are fully feathered I can move them to the coop outside and start using this brooder / grow out pen for my quail. Here is the link to my brooder/grow out pen. I'm having issues getting it up to temp right now. I just got back from purchasing another heat lamp. I've got cardboard covering the hardware cloth right now. When I get chicks I will put down some pine shavings over the cardboard. I'm hoping after a week or two I can just pull the cardboard out and put it on the floor to collect the droppings that way. Brooder/Grow out Pen Let me know what you think!