I started off with 6 Coturnix (jumbos) for meat & eggs. 2 Died at 2 weeks. I'll be honest I wasn't that keen at first.... Then i found out I don't like quail chicks that much (Too delicate), but I love big quail! When my 4 remaining quail became beautiful well-adjusted friendly adults, DH was shocked to see 24 eggs in the incubator! That's a lot for us. I'm looking forward to all these quail running about! I want quail everywhere they are just so easy to keep & look so exotic & cute. Also I like the noises when I'm in the garden, finally I've found out those bird noises I hear on the dog walks in the country are quail. Never knew what those calls were before. Mine even cry when they run out of food. They will run upto the wire of their run & press against whichever side is closest to "the food lady" & make pathetic wining sounds. Nicer than the chickens which just rush you & cling to your ankles trying to trip you up until you throw food. Ours also let you pick them up quite happily & run to the door if you open it to say hello. So when did you get addicted to keeping quail?