Ok, so I made a trade, 6 roos for 7 quail. I was told they were Bobwhites, but after looking through the hatchery catalogs, I have determined that they are coturnix. (I hope I spelled that correstly, heaven knows, I can't pronounce it!) lol I was thinking about getting some quail next year, after researching and building pens, but you know how that goes.... Anyway. I am trying to determine the best way to house and manage the little cuties. They are eating (a lot of) unmedicated chick crumbles. I made them a little hide box full of shavings that they like to hang out in and dust bathe in. I was told it was 3 boys and 4 girls and that they do best in pairs. Will the boys fight, should I separate them? They were a part of a larger group, and most of them are missing feathers. Is there something I need to do for them to help them grow feathers back faster? We are expecting colder weather, can they stay outdoors or do I need to find just one more corner somewhere in my poor overcrowded house for them? They are currently in a cockatiel flight cage with a litte hide box and some low perches that they don't use. They are somewhat chatty, but quiet and I haven't heard any crowing, but I did see one quail 'riding' another. They are absolutly adorable and I want them to have a good life. Oh yeah, what is there lifespan (if they don't get eaten?) Thank you!!!