A few weeks ago I acquired seven 3-week-old bobwhite chickies (mix of Northerns & Giants) from a hobby breeder advertising on Craigslist. Unfortunately I lost one the first week due to what the feed store thought was a respiratory infection (was going through town with the sudden rain showers we have been having). Put them on antibiotics in their water for a week & they all stayed bright-eyed & bushy feathered I feed Manna gamebird feed - non-medicated, put vitamins in their water. After a couple of weeks they finally stopped spazzing out when I walked up to their cage. Now they only spazz when I put my hand on or in the cage. I'm attempting the impossible by trying to tame one, or a pair, as pets. If that doesn't work out, I plan to build The Garden Coop for the spoiled little pair. I know you can't keep adult females together so that is why I'm only keeping 1 pair. Is that correct? Anyone have anything to add? I would love to learn as much as I possibly can because...I love to learn! Photos to come...!