bobwhites are agood quail to start out with, i do not raise bobwhites any more i raise mountain quail and button. you should have no problem raising them where you are from. keep them off the ground , donot overcrowd them,because they may start to pick . i live in northern maine and i always had good luck with bobwhites outside with just acage with alarge house on one end with shavings . doug
I would start out with a few coturnix. They will be fine outside if you want to keep them like that. Brood them like chickens for the most part. Just have a drown proof waterer and game bird starter, preferably non-medicated. Incubate them with higher humidity and the same temp. Good luck.