In doing my coturnix quail homework, it seems that the general consensus for housing when trying to really maximize egg production is to use battery style cages with a tilted wire bottom for egg collecting. However, I do my best to avoid the close-quarters and less natural living space that is so reminiscent of factory farming with the stacked wire cages. I also think that because my clientele are naturally drawn to the "free-range" concept with chickens, they would expect the same standards for quail eggs. However, because the farm is a business, I have to consider efficiency when it comes to egg collecting, and I keep reading that quail tend to bury/hide eggs in an outdoor/dirt run. Opinions? Is there any way to encourage them to lay in a specific area of the aviary? Do you think I would see a noticeable decrease in egg production in an outdoor run? Thanks!