Hi, Not looking for a war about quail and chickens. I want facts about the differences between them. For example I just saw that quail hatch in 17 days instead of 21. And they start laying in a single digit number of weeks (7-9?). Wow. Also apparently the chicks are more frail (more info, please?) Types of information I'm looking for: Are quails omnivores? Insectivores? Vegetarians? Garbage disposals? Lawn mowers? Do quail lay all year? About how many eggs do each quail lay a year? Are the boys aggressive? Do they make lots of noise? Can you free-range quail? Will they still roost in a coop? Are they human-friendly or human-shy? i.e. you can cuddle a friendly chicken, and if raised right and handled often they won't run from you -- what about quail? If penned, how many square feet per bird is recommended? What size roosts are recommended? What size nesting boxes? Will a "chicken tractor" design work for quail? How well do quail fly compared with chickens? (I have banties, who can fly fairly well for chickens) Do quail play egg hunt every day like chickens do, or will they consistently lay in nesting boxes? Can't imagine having to hunt down those small speckled eggs every day if I free-range them. Do quail prefer shade (deep woods) or sun (fields) -- or a mix (woodland margins) similar to chickens? How long does an individual quail live? Average vs possible.... How long do they lay reliably? Can quail be trained to come when you call for treats, and eat from your hand or at your feet? Are quail any less vulnerable to sky attack? (stay under cover more? better camouflaged? spot predators better? harder for predators to spot due to size?) That's about everything I can think of.... I apologize if there's a place this is already laid out in a nifty chart or something because I did a Google search first and didn't find a quail vs. chicken answer. And I don't want a POV on wild quails from Wikipedia -- I want the perspective of farm-raised/backyard-raised quail. Thank you!