Hi there, I'm interested in branching out into coturnix quail for egg production. I'm not really sure of what type of housing requirements I should aim for. It gets VERY cold where I live in the winter. If possible, I'd like to try and tractor or range the quail in the summer. I just don't know what type of setup to provide for winter, how many quail I can keep together, can I have a separate section of my chicken coop for them? That sort of thing. I have a smaller pen inside my chicken coop that is 4 x 5 feet and opens to a 5 x 7 ft run outside. Could I use that? In winter we provide heat in the coop, to maintain about -15 C. We're polytarping the outside runs into a sort of greenhouse for the winter this year. I intend to use that pen for a small group of ameraucanas-but could easily build them another building next summer if that's a better spot for quail. My other thought was to keep them in hutches which I can tractor, and then bring the hutches inside the large barn in winter. Only trouble is they'd have to go upstairs at some point once our sheep herd grows. The upstairs is a typical barn loft-cold and drafty, but relatively sheltered. All suggestions appreciated, esp anything pertaining to winter care for quail, and how others keep large numbers for egg production.