Hello, I love eating quail eggs so I decided to keep some quails for eggs. I am new to this but I am learning a ton from everyone here. I bought 3 quails a month ago from someone close to my town and the first night some animals attacked them and I lost 2 females. Their heads were pulled from the cage and were eaten. That was the moment I realized how vulnerable they are to predators. I have since bought 3 more females. I am building a bigger place from them and I have also hatched 9 baby quails from the eggs I bought. They are 2 weeks old now and I keep them inside a 50 gallon tank with sand in the bottom. I use a human heating pad to keep them warm and an old fashion night light to keep the tank a little bit light up. I am converting a cold frame into a quail house. It has a corrugated roof which can be opened up. I tried to keep the cost down and so far I think I have spent less than $30 and I have been using extra materials I can find from other projects. I am covering ALL openings, cracks and the bottom with 1/2 inch hardware fabric. I will upload a picture if I know how. Anyway, it is a small coop about 3 ft x 4 ft. It is raised about 1 foot and I put wheels so I can move it around to different spots. The question I have is the only place where I think is too big are the holes where the corrugated roof meets the wood frame. Do I have to worry about those little spaces? I do not want any animal to get in and hurt the quails. Please advise me. I also want to do deep litter. But can I do it on the wire bottom? I am thinking I can put down some card boards and then put wood shavings on top. Is that ok? Anyway, I am so excited to have some quails and am getting 2 to 3 eggs a day. Thank you everyone.