My brother and I were preparing to raise about 6 or 8 chickens in our large "suburban" yard when I stumbled on a discussion on raising quail so we're now discussing that as well-we have a few weeks to figure it out-so has anybody else around the Flathead region raised quail in the back yard? I am thinking about 40-60 in season and trimming back to around 12-16 for winter? We sold the farm and moved Mom to town so my younger brother just remembers the three 22-hours-a-day/7days week roosters so I tried convincing him we can have hens only and eliminate that problem. This is where I recalled the idea of quiet quail! We always raised three or four coveys of bandits and thieves on the farm in Colorado when I was a kid and my memories of the cooing and bobWHITE every evening seem appealing. So, thanks for being here and I look forward to a great friendship!