I had built a quail pen a while ago, and had some issues with them dying on me. I believe that it was due to seasonably low temps and them not having enough feathers. I had put some hay and such in the pen with them but a lot of them had died. I have 1 male and 4 females left now. A friend has a decent amount of quail left that he was going to give me some. I am wondering what the best ratio is to have the best breeding possible. Is a 1-4 ratio ok. I had let a few of the birds go to hang outside of the pen, but fox and owls had got them. I think it would be neat to let the remaining birds go until spring. They are not the best flyers and my Lab can easily catch them since my flight pen is not high enough, so the sort of turned into pets now. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.