I am a "newbie" to raising quail so here goes... Ok, I incubated some quail eggs and right now I have 13 chicks that are 2 weeks old as of today. They are inside right now and are starting to STINK badly (I clean them every day and over the last few days I've been cleaning them 2x a day... it gets nasty QUICKLY). My other issue is that they are trying to flutter their way out of what I have them in (actually a few got out the other day but luckily I caught them and got them right back in). It may sound funny but I have them in a 30 gallon fish tank which was working awesome... UNTIL now because they have either gotten out OR keep trying to get out . SO, needless to say I now have a cover on top BUT the poor little chicks are jumping and fluttering into it and I don't want them to hurt themselves! They are really sweet and obviously active which is good BUT they are getting very crowded very quickly. I'm not sure what to do... do I try to find a big bird cage or make something larger for them to be in? Should I seperate them at all? I have no clue on the sexes yet. I have a few different breeds... Texas, Pharoah, and Tuxedo. I was wondering at what age can the quail chicks go outside? I live in Upstate NY and the temps are getting pretty cold here. Right now it's going into the 30 degree weather and this week at night going to 20 degrees. I have a homemade rabbit hutch that is pretty solidily built with a nice heavy duty metal roof on it, it stays pretty warm inside plus remains dry which is also very nice especially with rain and/or snow. I just got 2 bales of straw and I also have one of those big heated dog bowls and I actually use one in my chicken coop to help with the water to not freeze. It works awesome and is SAFE which puts me at ease! I have heard SO many horror stories about coop fires and that scares me! So... with all of that said.... Can anyone give me any sort of advice, tips, good facts to know about Quail, etc... ANYTHING?? Like I had mentioned.. I am a "Newbie" to Quail so ANY and ALL advice, tips, etc would be SO very much appreciated! I have read SO much online on ehow, wikipedia, basic facts, etc... etc.... BUT I'd really LOVE to hear about someone's actual experiences and point of views as well their tips and advice. Someone that I can "Chat" with and ask questions. Ok, thanks everyone for your time and reading this. I appreciate your help and advice very much Take Care, Kim Ps.... If anyone would like to see pictures of the Quail chicks and the hutch that I have I will try to upload some pictures.