So I decided against keeping bantam chickens in my aviary for eggs because chickens need lots of room and not sure about zoning restrictions...I know coturnix quail are great layers and I've had buttons and the past and they were very simple to care for and so cute. :} My reasons for having them are pets mostly, and secondly eggs are important to me as well, but firstly happy birds is priority so I want them to be very comfortable and not overcrowded. How many can I keep in my 6' by 4' aviary, accounting for the sand/food/water dishes, etc? I DO NOT want to stuff as many in as I can fit and 1 square foot sounds a bit small for my taste, I don't even make my parakeets stay in their cage lol. Also I was thinking of buying a small dog house and attaching it somehow to the outside of the aviary where they can enter and exit when they like, maybe just for sleeping and laying kinda like a mini coop and was wondering how big that would need to be as well. I want that to be just big enough for them all to sleep together huddled up...then again not sure if sleeping in such close quarters is normal for this type of bird...Thanks!