Hello all, I previously kept chickens in here but no longer have any. Considering switching to quail and possibly also pheasant next spring and would like some input from more experienced quail keepers on whether this would be an acceptable home for quail. I have a 10x12 shed in the back yard that has the back 4 feet of it partitioned off with wood & chicken wire, and a human sized access door into the area so the enclosure floorspace is approximately 4ft x 8ft, and probably about 8ft tall. In the very back is a small hatch/door for the previous chickens to exit to a large outdoor run, which no longer exists, but I plan to create a new outdoor space before adding any new birds, be it quails or chickens. The outdoor space would be approximately 4ft wide by 18ft long, L-shaped to wrap around the outside of the shed between the fenecline. I would be planning to make use of our existing 8ft fence as 'walls' which border the outside of the shed, with added reinforcement above & below to avoid escapes & predators. Main questions.... Is this a suitable home? I see most hutches are quite small and raised, more like rabbit hutches. Should I instead remove this large area and build hutches into the back of the shed? Do they need the outdoor space? If this is a suitable enclosure, how many would live comfortably in here? I do not want to crowd them. Thank you in advance for your time! I am sure these are completely noob questions, but I am just starting my researching for this new adventure and am absolutely a noob.