We're not getting anything new for a few months at least, but have been toying with the idea of getting quail, mostly because they are extinct in our state and I miss their calls. But I don't know anything about keeping them...can they free range and if so, do they come home at night? How well do they coexist with chickens and what kind of care do they require? I talked to someone who works for the State natural resources and his opinion is they're a waste of money unless you're going to keep them in a pen; says they're totally clueless when they free range and quickly get eaten. Is this true?