So I finally realized trying to keep quail in the house is not feasible and I wanted them to live a semi natural life anyway. My plan now is to have them outside. I read a few post about them catching worms. I don't like chemical and I probably won't eat anything that come from them if I had to treat them like that. I'm also not dumb to think I can treat everything naturally. I was thinking about using an aviary maybe with non roaming pigeons. I do not like wire. It seems difficult but I wanted to have tall/semi tall grasses since they seem to like that type of habitat with places to hide. Oh the quail load will be small I want to try and get a pair bonded(Yes more difficulties to add to my endeavor) How big of a problem is this? Who has their chickens or quails living naturally? What's a good compromise here? Does Vern X work? How would I treat the dirt? Will I just have to live with trying to keep the dirt sterile(changing it yearly or heat treatment)? If I tried a deep litter method instead would droppings and the stuff at the bottom at least compost hot enough to kill them? Bugs(free protein) is out of the questions?