Hello! We are looking at options for birds to raise for meat and eggs in our back yard. We live in a subdivision with a homeowners association and some pretty strict rules, so I don't believe that chickens are an option if we want there to be some sustainability / reproduction built in, as I don't think we can keep a rooster due to the noise. Because of this, we're looking at quail. I understand they're pretty quiet. Our back yard backs up to about 30 acres of woods, so we don't have neighbors to the rear, and there is a lot of natural bird noise associated with the woods that I believe will camouflage the quail noise. We're open to other suggestions, but, as the moment, quail seem to be the best option. So, that raises some questions. What are the pros and cons of raising quail? Are there any special concerns associated with raising them under these conditions that I have not yet considered? Which are the best variety for our purposes? Is there a question I should be asking that I haven't thought of yet? I'm leaning toward jumbo Coturnix at the moment, as they seem to be good meat producers and egg layers, but I've only been looking into this for a short time, so it's likely there better options out there that I'm simply unaware of. Again, we're not stuck on quail, if there's a better bird variety out there for our situation, I'd certainly consider it. Any advice would be appreciated. We're not excited about the small size of the birds or their eggs, but we are happy with the nutritional value of each.