Hello folks! My partner recently obtained 6 quail from a friend. and frankly, I know nothing about them. As we had an aging, but sturdy, screen house in our back yard, I decided the birds needed a real home, not cages... a month later, and several hundred dollars in mistakes, here's the coop: Vents, a skylight, nesting dividers, platforms, and roosts were added later. Here's a broader shot of the enclosure within the screen house: The overall floor space is about 6x6. I have a question or two (more like 100...)... The birds don't stay in the coop. Ever. They nestle into the shavings and sit on the floor UNDER the coop. (I'll post a completed picture of the coop, ramp, and birds shortly...) I've tried putting them in the coop, added a small feeder and waterer up there, closed them in or leave the door open... and still they all end up on the floor in the dark. I don't get it. Another question: Heat I added a panel heater under the enclosed portion of the coop. It's designed to heat a cool office space under your desk. I left it facing outward, rather than overheat the underside of the enclosed part of the coop. We are just now dropping into frost overnight... (I'm in the Richmond, VA area) I need to build a screen cover for it, as I don't want the birds to get too close, it gets pretty hot. the question is: How often, how much heat, and at what temp range would I turn this bad boy on? Will colder weather entice them to seek an enclosed space? I'll post some more completed photos further into the thread... any advice is welcome!