I currently free-range chickens and heritage turkeys. It's wonderful to see them out there together. I'm curious about trying quail too. The turkeys are lawn ornaments, the chickens are for eggs, I think quail would be dual egg and meat production. I have 25,000sq ft fully-fenced for my other birds currently. If the quail can't join in there free ranging, I have another 2,000sq ft pasture area I can fence and dedicate to them, assuming I can make it 'quail proof'. I've read that on the whole, true free ranging is a good way to loose birds. But I thought I'd ask some specific questions: Is it possible to keep quail within a fenced area? If so, what size fencing/gaps can they get through? Is it generally safe to intermingle chickens and quail in open range (with plentiful undergrowth and hiding places)? Is there a breed of quail that is keen on coming home to the same nest/house at night, like other birds? Or is there a breed 'free-ranging' would work best with? Maybe a larger size, less prone to flying? If not free ranged, but rather fully enclosed in an outdoor area, how much space per bird is sustainable without having trampled ground? What is their egg production rate? Can they easily breed and hatch naturally on their own? What is their hatch and growth rate (so I can calculate for meat)? Thanks in advance for any input!